The total number of officially recorded cases of covid in Himachal Pradesh since the beginning of the pandemic crossed one lakh on Saturday, according to the state government’s latest health bulletins.

More than 80,000 people here have recovered from the disease. With a population of over 72 lakh, around 1.4 percent of the people in the hill state have now been infected at least once by the coronavirus.

A total of 1,512 people in Himachal have died of covid-related illnesses, according to government data. The data does not include the mortalities of covid patients who passed away after being referred to hospitals outside the state. A large number of patients in the state, both covid and non-covid positive, are routinely referred to PGI hospital in adjoining Chandigarh.

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