Dera Bassi MLA NK Sharma tests positive for coronavirus

By Rajan Nath - August 20, 2020 10:08 am

While coronavirus cases in Punjab continue to rise at a rapid pace, the Dera Bassi Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) NK Sharma on Wednesday announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Taking to Twitter, NK Sharma wrote: "I was not feeling well from the last couple of days which resulted in Corona positive today. I request those all who met me last week to get your COVID test. I am feeling quite well & have isolated myself totally, ll be in your service after recovering completely."

The death toll in the state has increased to 920 after 24 new fatalities were reported from the state as of Wednesday evening.

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As per the media bulletin, Amritsar, Barnala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur 1, Kapurthala 1, Mansa, and Pathankot reported 1 new death each, while Jalandhar reported 3, Ludhiana 8, Mansa 1, Pathankot 1, and Patiala 6.

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Mohali on Wednesday reported the biggest single-day spike of 134 coronavirus cases and 3 deaths. A 41-year-old man, a 44-year-old man both from Mohali died of coronavirus due to multiple problems. Likewise, a 53-year-old man from Padiala died due to a pandemic along with other problems.

-PTC  News

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