2 coronavirus cases in Himachal’s Kinnaur

Kinnaur  : Two people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kinnaur district of the state, according to Chief Medical Officer Sonam Negi. With the addition of new cases, the state’s COVID-19 count has climbed to 247 including 202 active cases. Four people, including a couple from the tribal district of Kinnaur, tested positive for Covid-19 in Himachal on Wednesday.

The couple, who had returned from Delhi, became the first cases of Covid-19 to be reported from Kinnaur.

Kinnaur chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Sonam Negi said a family of three from Sangla area had travelled from Delhi on May 26.

The 45-year-old man, his 40-year-old wife and 10-year-old child were quarantined at Urni. The couple have tested positive for Covid-19 while the sample of their child has been sent for re-testing,” said Dr Negi. The patients are being shifted to the Covid-Care Centre in Rekong Peo.