Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) : Himachal Pradesh logged 64 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.
The State has 16 Covid testing facilities running and a total of 232 active cases of Covid-19. About 25 COVID patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.
No patient died in the last 24 hours. The death toll remained at 4,194.
The Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Dhaniram Shandil said, ‘The state is alert and is following the guidelines issued by the Union government and ministry of health and family welfare.’
Mentioning that the state government is conducting random and routine tests in the state, he said, ‘We are taking serious note of increasing certain cases of Covid-19 in the state. We are conducting random tests for Covid-19 and routine tests are also being conducted. We are following the guidelines from the Union government, we have directed the officials across the state to issue advisories to follow masks and wash hands, especially in crowded places.’
‘We have given directions in hospitals and to the districts to monitor other flu illnesses as well,’ he added.
In view of the recent surge in COVID cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting today to review the Covid-related situation and public health preparedness.
India recorded 1,134 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, with the active caseload currently at 7,026, stated the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.