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163 new cases were reported in Himachal Pradesh, 12 CM's security personnel, driver also infected

The India Print 2020-08-19 16:26:11

Shimla. On Tuesday , 61 new patients of covid-19 came out in Himachal Pradesh , including 12 security personnel and a driver of Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and a BJP MLA. With this , the number of people infected with Corona virus in the state increased to 4,236 and the number of dead reached 18. Additional Chief Secretary (Health) RD Dhiman said that Solan MLA Paramjit Singh Pammi was found infected with the Corona virus on Tuesday. 

Senior Superintendent of Police of the hospital, Dr. Janak Raj told that Singh is being sent to Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla as he has high fever. The MLA recently visited Punjab. Through a post on Facebook on Sunday, he told that he got a chance to bow his head in the Golden Temple after several months. Earlier, the Himachal Pradesh administration said that 12 security personnel and a driver of Chief Minister Jairam Thakur were infected with the corona virus. A few days ago, all of them were living in seclusion after a Thakur security guard and a driver were found infected with the corona virus. So far 2,923 people have become healthy in the state and 1,253 people are undergoing treatment.