Shimla, Aug 2 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh's coronavirus count rose to 2,655 on Sunday as 20 more people, including six armed forces personnel, tested positive for the disease, a senior official said.

So far, 13 people have died from the infection in the state.

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Among the fresh cases, eight were reported from Kangra, five from Shimla, four from Mandi and three from Chamba, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) R D Dhiman said.

Four Army and one Navy personnel besides a five-year-old girl were among those who contracted the infection in Kangra, Superintendent of Police Vimukt Ranjan said.

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In Shimla, five labourers tested positive at Dakolar in Rampur subdivision, SP Omapati Jamwal said.

In Mandi, a 27-year-old Army jawan from Pahlehra village and a 15-year-old girl of Samkhetar are among the fresh cases, a district official said.

Till now, 1,508 people have recovered from the infection while 15 migrated out of the state.

Six patients--four in Kangra and two in Shimla--recovered from the infection on Sunday, Dhiman said.

There are a total of 1,117 active COVID-19 cases in the state now, Dhiman said.

Solan has the highest number of active cases in the state at 386, followed by 189 in Sirmaur; 133 in Kangra; 127 in Mandi; 88 in Shimla; 67 in Una; 37 in Chamba; 35 in Bilaspur; 25 in Hamirpur; 19 in Kullu; and 11 in Kinnaur, Dhiman said.

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