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Commerce Minister, 3 MLAs test positive in Punjab

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Tribune News Service
Patiala/Chandigarh, Aug 25

Congress MLAs from Rajpura and Ghanaur Hardyal Singh Kamboj and Madan Lal Jalalpur, respectively, and SAD MLA from Sanaur Harinder Pal Chandumajra, tested positive for Covid-19 today.

Kamboj and Chandumajra have already been home-quarantined, while Jalalpur tested positive during treatment at a private hospital in New Delhi.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said rapid antigen tests of Kamboj and Chandumajra were conducted and both tested positive.

Hoshiarpur MLA and Minister for Industries and Commerce Sunder Sham Arora has also tested positive for Covid. He had mild fever for two days and was tested today at his residence in Chandigarh.

Meanwhile, with 1,293 new cases, the state count of Covid patients has reached 44,577. The death toll rose to 1,178 today as 49 more people succumbed to the disease.

This is the third-highest number of deaths reported in a day in Punjab. On August 17, 51 deaths were reported, while on August 23, 50 casualties were recorded. There are 14,254 active cases in the state. While 55 critical patients are on ventilator support, 499 are on oxygen support.

from The Tribune

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