Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19. “On getting the initial symptoms of coronavirus, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. I request those who came in contact with me in the last few days to get tested for coronavirus and isolate themselves,” Amit Shah tweeted.
Total coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 17-lakh mark, with a surge in cases from the southern states. Active cases in India are now 567,730, with over 10 lakh recoveries so far as per the latest data. Over 37,000 people have succumbed to the virus so far in India.
With 764 new deaths in 24 hours, the health ministry put total fatalities at 36,511, giving India the world’s fifth-highest death count behind the United States, Brazil, Britain and Mexico. This is the third consecutive day that more than 50,000 new cases have been reported in 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh on Friday surpassed Delhi to become the third worst coronavirus-hit state in the country. The state has added over 30,000 cases to its tally in the last three days, taking its total of those infected by the deadly virus to 1,40,933, including 1,349 fatalities.
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