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Over 550 students test Covid-positive in HP in a month

The Health Department of Himachal Pradesh has urged students to follow the COVID-19 protocol of maintaining social distance, wearing masks and cleaning hands at regular intervals. Image used for representation   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Over 550 students have tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh in one month, a state health official said on Monday.

As many as 556 students of various government and private schools have tested positive from September 27 to October 25, he added.

The highest, 196 students, were found COVID-19 positive in Hamirpur district, followed by 173 in Kangra, 104 in Una, 26 in Mandi, 22 in Shimla, 14 in Kinnaur, eight in Kullu, seven in Bilaspur, four in Solan and one each in Chamba and Lahaul-Spiti districts, he added.

As many as 250 of the total 556 students are still suffering from the coronavirus infection while 305 students have recovered from it, he added.

As per the Health Department data, there are a total of 1,415 active covid cases in Himachal Pradesh as of Monday afternoon.

Besides, a 13-year-old girl student succumbed to the infection in Hamirpur district a few days ago, he added. She fell ill and got a throat infection soon after attending a marriage function with her family, he said, adding she later tested corona positive and subsequently died.

The Health Department spokesperson urged the residents of the hill state in general and the students in particular to follow the COVID-19 protocol of maintaining social distance, wearing masks and cleaning hands at regular intervals.


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