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Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh: 4 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 173

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh surged to 173 after 4 more people, who returned from Mumbai tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Mandi district, were reported on Saturday, a health official said. 

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New Delhi Published on: May 23, 2020 10:07 IST
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Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh: 4 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 173

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh surged to 173 after 4 more people, who returned from Mumbai tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Mandi district, were reported on Saturday, a health official said. With the latest updates, Hamirpur has the maximum number of active COVID-19 cases at 55, followed by Kangra with 30, eight in Mandi, five each in Solan and Bilaspur; two each in Sirmaur, Una and Chamba; and one in Kullu, the officials said. 

The four cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) include three members of a family -- woman, her son and daughter. They were already in a quarantine centre, Chief Medical Officer Jeevanand Chauhan said.

The woman's husband also returned recently from Mumbai, but his report was negative, Chauhan said.

A 61-year-old taxi driver, a resident of Mumbai, also tested positive for COVID-19. He brought some residents from the commercial capital a few days ago and was quarantined after symptoms of influenza like illness, the official said.

The number of active cases of the pathogen in the state is 110 and 59 people have recovered so far, according to officials.

Deputy Commissioner Harikesh Meena said all 14 people who tested positive for the disease in Hamirpur had recently returned from Mumbai.

A majority of them are in quarantine centres at different places.

(With PTI Inputs)

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