COVID-19: HP's death toll crosses 500-mark

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Shimla, Nov 21 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 500-mark on Saturday with 18 more people succumbing to the infection, according to health department data. The death toll in the state now stands at 510, it said. Eight deaths were reported from Shimla on Saturday, three each from Kullu and Chamba, two from Kangra and one each from Una and Lahaul-Spiti, according to health department data.

Meanwhile, 915 new cases pushed the infection count of the state to 33,701.

The data stated that a total of 657 patients recovered from the disease on Saturday, pushing the total number of recoveries to 26,089 in the state.

Twenty-three people have migrated out of the state, the health department said.

The state currently has 7,070 active COVID-19 cases. PTI DJI ANB ANB