All but one of 42 residents of Thorang village in Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal have tested positive for COVID-19 with 2.83% of the population of the low-density tribal district itself having been infected. .
While 41 people have tested positive in Thorang village, a total of 890 people in Lahaul-Spiti district, representing about 2.83% of its population of around 31,500, have been found infected with the coronavirus until now, according to data from the HP health department. Friday.
Earlier in October, 39 residents of Rangrik village in the Spiti valley tested positive for the infection.
Of the 890 people in Lahaul-Spiti district who have tested positive for Covid so far, 479 have been cured while 406 are still recovering from the disease.
According to data, five people have died from the virus in the district so far.
Several residents of Lahaul-Spiti district typically migrate to neighboring Kullu district in winter due to the extreme cold, a district official said.
Dr RC Thakur, director of the Lal Bahadur Shashtri Government Medical College in Mandi and from Lahaul district, attributed the increase in COVID-19 cases in the district to three reasons: a recent religious function in Lahaul, a winter extreme and the arrival of many tourists in the area after the opening of the Atal Rohtang tunnel.
Dr Thakur advised people to protect themselves from the cold, maintain distance and hygiene, and wear masks.
Meanwhile, a district health official said he has started special awareness programs to help people guard against infection.
In Himachal Pradesh, a total of 32,239 people have tested positive for Covid so far.
Among them, 25,176 have been cured and the number of active cases currently fluctuates at 6,547.
The deadly coronavirus has killed 484 in the state to date, according to data from the Department of Health.
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