Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ramesh Diwakar has passed away due to Covid-19 infection. Ramesh represented Auraiya Sadar in the UP Legislative Assembly. He was 56.
Ramesh was undergoing treatment at Meerut Medical College after he had tested for infection.
Coronavirus cases are increasing at a rapid pace. The state has registered 34,379 new cases in the last 24 hours, the largest number of infected people in a day.
More than 5,000 corona cases have been registered in UP capital Lucknow. In Uttar Pradesh, 195 people have lost their lives due to corona infection. The number of corona-infected people in Ghaziabad adjoining the country’s capital Delhi has gone up by 1,000 in a day.