Mumbai: Health department official said ten more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh, bringing the number of cases to 234 on Tuesday.
Additional Chief Secretary (Health) RD Dhiman said that there are 161 active cases of coronovirus disease (COVID-19) in the state and 61 people have been cured so far.
Eight of the 10 new COVID-19 cases were from Hamirpur, and one in Shimla and Una districts, Dhiman said, taking the total confirmed cases to 234.
In Hamirpur, four out of eight new patients had returned from Maharashtra’s Thane district on a train and were at quarantine centres. Deputy Commissioner Hairkesh Meena said that they would be sent to COVID-19 care centres dedicated to treatment.
Superintendent of Police Omapati Jamwal said that recently a person from outside the state who reached Rohru subdivision in Shimla district has tested positive.
The district official said that in Una, a person recently returned from Delhi also tested positive.
There are 64 most active COVID-19 cases in Hamirpur, out of which 42 in Kangra, 14 in Una, 11 in Solan, eight in Mandi, seven each in Chamba and Bilaspur, five in Shimla, two in Sirmaur and one in Kullu, the Health Department official said.