Shimla, April 3
The number of Covid cases in the state continues to rise with 418 fresh cases and four deaths being reported in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases on Saturday touched 3,441, with the total positive cases till now being 64,838. With two persons succumbing to the virus in Kangra and one each in Una and Shimla, the total deaths till date has risen to 1,047. The highest number of 104 cases was reported in Kangra, 84 in Solan, 58 in Una, 40 each in Kangra and Hamirpur, 29 in Bilaspur, 25 in Mandi, 21 in Chamba, 13 in Kullu and four in Sirmaur.
Meanwhile, in view of the surge in Covid cases, the state government on Saturday issued a formal order for closure of all educational institutions till April 15. As per the order issued by the Disaster Management Cell of the Revenue Department, the teaching and non-teaching staff will continue to attend duty during this period. Earlier, the government had ordered closure of all educational institutions till April 4, which has now been extended in view of the rise in Covid cases. — TNS
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