Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has reported the first death of a corona warrior with Dr Pradeep Bansal, head of the community medicine department at Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College Ner Chowk in Mandi district succumbing to coronavirus at Chandigarh.
According to sources, Dr Bansal was on ventilator support in a hospital in Chandigarh and was infected after his daughter became positive for Covid-19.
Apart from one deaths, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday reported 129 positive cases while 36 positive patients have also recovered. State has now 12,037 positive cases of which 4,400 cases are active, 7,503 patients have recovered, 114 have died while 17 have migrated out of the state. Also, so far, 2,65,878 samples have been tested, of which 2,51,597 samples have been tested negative while results of 2,244 samples are awaited.
Positive cases reported include nine from Chamba district, one from Hamirpur district, six from Kangra district, 14 from Kullu district, 13 from Lahaul-Spiti district, 59 from Mandi district, 10 from Shimla district, five from Sirmaur district and 12 from Una district. Those recovered include nine from Bilaspur district, 14 from Chamba district, five from Kangra district, six from Kullu district and two Sirmaur district.
Bilaspur district has 628 positive cases, of which 218 are active, 409 have recovered while one has died; Chamba district has 700 cases, of which 75 are active, 614 have recovered, seven have died while three have migrated out of state; Hamirpur district has 779 cases, of which 98 are active, 676 have recovered while five have died; Kangra district has 1,817 cases, of which 672 are active, 1,120 have recovered while 25 have died.
Kinnaur district has 139 positive cases, of which 39 are active while 100 have recovered; Kullu district has 457 cases, of which 118 are active, 335 have recovered while 3 have died; Lahaul-Spiti district has 109 cases of which 89 cases are active while 20 have recovered; Mandi district has 1,311 cases, of which 829 are active, 469 have recovered while 13 have died.
Shimla district has 869 positive cases, of which 465 are active, 375 have recovered, 22 have died while six have migrated out of the state; Sirmaur district has 1,516 cases of which 398 active, 1,111 have recovered while seven have died; Solan district has 2,624 cases, of which 939 cases are active, 1,656 have recovered, 21 have died while 18 have migrated out of state; Una district has 1,088 positive cases of which 460 are active, 618 have recovered while 10 have died.