2 more MLAs test +ve as cases soar - ECAS Punjab

2 more MLAs test +ve as cases soar

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 18

Akali MLA from Muktsar Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi was tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Barkandi said he was having mild symptoms, thus got himself tested and found positive. "I have isolated myself at my Chandigarh residence. Other members in my family have tested negative," he said.

Barkandi had been regularly holding meetings and lodging protests for the past few weeks.

In another development, five persons, including AAP rebel MLA Nazar Singh Manshahia, SP (H) Satnam Singh and a journalist, tested positive in Mansa today.

In a single day highest-ever spike, the state today reported 1,704 Covid cases and 35 deaths.

Ludhiana topped the chart with 483 cases, followed by Patiala (338), Jalandhar (132), SAS Nagar (103), Bathinda (94), Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib (52 each).

In Ludhiana those who tested positive today include AIG, Crime, Ludhiana range, and nine other policemen, 88 were reported from flu corner, 70 were contacts of positive persons, 37 from OPD, eight healthcare workers, two pre-operative and tracing of 40 is still under progress.

At present 336 patients are on oxygen support and 37 are critical and are on ventilator support.

In terms of deaths, Ludhiana topped the chart with eight deaths, followed by Amritsar, Patiala and Sangrur (4 each), SAS Nagar and SBS Nagar (3 each), Ropar and Tarn Taran (2 each), Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Muktsar and Kapurthala (1 each).

A 27-year-old man from Thareke village lost his life, while a 45-year-old woman Kot Mangal Singh also succumbed to the virus. Others who lost their lives to the virus were in the age group of 50-60 years.

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