DHARAMSALA, 13 May: The COVID-19 case in the Himachal Pradesh has spiked from just one active case to 26 cases in nine days.
The sudden increase in the number was resulted after over 1.20 lakh natives returned home in less than a week’s time, media reports said.
On Tuesday alone, seven positive COVID-19 cases were reported in the state, five from Kangra and two from Hamirpur.
Of the lot, four have recently returned to the state from outside. However, two of them, a 50-year-old honourary Himachal Police head constable and have no travel history outside state a 62-year-old tea shop owner have no travel history.
The seventh one was a doctor posted at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College (RPGMC), Tanda.
Himachal now have 25 COVID-19 active cases. Kangra, most populous district of Himachal which was declared coronavirus free on 30 April now have 10 active cases,.
Himachal, a north Indian state in the Himalayas has so far recorded 66 cases, including two deaths.
Meanwhile, Himachal’s Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has on Monday favoured extending the lockdown in the state at a video conference chaired by the prime minister with chief ministers of India’s 29 states.