Males comprise 78% of COVID-19 cases in Kangra

Kangra, June 12 (QNN)

Kangra, the most populous district of Himachal Pradesh, has reported 22 per cent asymptomatic cases of COVID-19, all of whom had come to the area from red zones in the country. Seventy eight per cent of COVID-19 cases in the district were males, finds a profile study of the first 100 COVID-19 positive laboratory confirmed cases in Kangra over three months by the government Public Health team.

“This, however, does not mean that coronavirus had any predisposition towards males,” said the study. Out of 458 COVID-19 positive cases in the state so far, 118 were from Kangra, which roughly houses one fourth of the state’s population. The active cases in Kangra are 53, as 64 others were cured. First of the total six deaths in Himachal on 23 March was reported from Kangra, that of an elderly Tibetan. The profile study was conducted by Chief Medical Officer, Kangra, Dr Gurdarshan Gupta, District Health Officer, Dr Vikram Katoch, District Surveillance Officer, Dr RK Sood, and Programme Officers, Dr Rahul Gupta and Dr Aditya Sood.