Dharamshala, April 17 -- Himachal Pradesh on Friday recorded 842 fresh Covid-19 infections, taking the state's caseload to 74,195. The death toll climbed to 1,155 after nine patients succumbed to the contagion in the last 24 hours, health officials said.

Of the new cases, 211 were reported in Kangra, 106 in Solan, 102 in Shimla, 100 in Mandi, 85 in Una, 77 in Lahaul-Spiti, 71 in Sirmaur, 63 in Kullu, 17 in Bilaspur and eight in Chamba.

The active cases shot up to 7, 711 while recoveries reached 65, 291 after 483 patients recuperated.

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