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HP: Dubai-returnee tests COVID-19 positive, total cases climb to 93

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Two men including a Dubai returnee tested positive for coronavirus whereas four patients recovered from the disease in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, taking the tally of total positive cases to 93.

A Dubai returned man from Chamba district, who was quarantined in Kangra district, and a Mumbai returnee from Una district have tested positive on Tuesday, Special Secretary (Health) Nipun Jindal said.

The 21-year-old man had returned from Dubai in United Arab Emirates (UAE) via Punjab's Amritsar airport on May 13, Jindal said.

He was kept under institutional quarantine in Kangra's Damtal, he said, adding that he would be shifted to PRT Baijnath.

While the 28-year-old man had recently arrived from Mumbai and was quarantined since then, Una deputy commissioner Sandeep Kumar said.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) R D Dhiman said that three patients in Kangra and two in Bilaspur recovered from coronavirus on Tuesday. With this, eight people have been cured in Kangra out of the total 22 positive cases in the district, he added.

Now, active cases in Kangra stand at 13 whereas one man died in March.

Similarly in Bilaspur, five out of the total seven cases are active while two are cured.

The total number of infected people in the state stands at 93, while 51 of them have been cured whereas four have died.

The active cases in the state now stand at 38 including 13 from Kangra, 11 from Hamirpur, five each from Bilaspur and Chamba, two each from Sirmaur and Una.

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 00:30 IST