Himachal Pradesh coronavirus update: 317 fresh cases, seven more deaths

Members of the medical staff treat a patient who is wearing helmet-based ventilator in Houston.

Himachal Pradesh recorded 317 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the infection tally in the state to 13,997.

The COVID-19 death toll in the state rose to 160 with seven more fatalities, officials said.

Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh's Rohru MLA Mohan Lal Brakta became the eighth legislator in the state to have contracted coronavirus.

The Congress MLA took to Facebook to share his health status on Saturday. He said he got himself tested on Friday morning and his report came positive in the night.

Of the seven latest fatalities in the state, three were reported from Kangra, two from Shimla and one each from Una and Mandi, the state health department data said.

Among these, five were men and two women, all aged between 45 and 70 years, it said.

Kangra has so far reported 39 deaths, followed by 28 in Shimla, 26 in Solan, 21 in Mandi, 11 each in Sirmaur and Una, nine in Chamba, seven in Hamirpur, five in Kullu and one death each in Kinnaur and Bilaspur.

A total of 182 patients recovered from the disease on Saturday.

The total number of recoveries in the state stands at 9,719, while 18 people have migrated out of the state.

Currently, there are 4,104 active COVID-19 cases in the state.


(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel