26 Fresh Covid-19 Cases positive in H.P, count reaches 979

Shimla, July 02 (QNN)

The number of Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh 979 cases after 26 more people tested positive, officials said . The state’s tally has now reached 979 of which 341 are active cases.

Sixteen cases were reported from Hamirpur district, nine from Una and three from Kangra.

In all, 45 people tested positive for the contagion in night, the highest single day spike after May 21 when 42 cases were reported in the state.


Hamirpur chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Archana Soni said that five cases each were reported from Nadaun and Tauni Devi medical block.

“Three cases each have been reported in Barsar and Bhoranj blocks,” she said. With this, the total tally in the district has climbed to 182. There are 70 active cases, while 111 people have been cured.


Six members of a family were among the nine people who tested positive in Una district. Deputy commissioner Sandeep Kumar said that a 54-year-old woman, her son, her daughter-in-law and two grand-daughters aged one and four years had tested positive. The family had returned from Sonepat in Haryana.

Apart from the family, one case each has been reported from Haroli and Bangana sub divisions and Una town.


Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, tested positive in Kangra district. Deputy commissioner Rakesh Kumar Prajapati said that a 41-year-old man is among the patients. His wife and daughter have already tested positive. The 15-year-old boy is the son of a positive patient. The third patient is a 38-year-old man. All three have returned from Delhi.

Till date, Himachal Pradesh has recorded 979 cases.

Kangra is the worst-hit district with 184 cases, followed by Hamirpur with 182 cases. Una has recorded a total of 89 cases, Solan 77 cases, Chamba 44, Bilaspur and Sirmaur 32 each, Shimla 30, Mandi 23, Kullu five, and Kinnaur three cases. Eleven of the 12 districts in Himachal are affected by Covid-19. Lahaul-Spiti is the only corona-free district so far.