The global death count due to COVID-19 has crossed 937,000 (Representational)
Coronavirus Latest Updates: Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said that he tested positive for coronavirus, which has so far infected more than 50 lakh people in India.
In the mandatory COVID-19 tests for parliamentarians conducted before the monsoon session started on Monday, 17 members of the Lok Sabha and eight from the Rajya Sabha had tested positive. Mr Gadkari had tested negative at the time. His positive result came from a test conducted in Nagpur, sources said. Mr Gadkari had attended parliament on Monday.
“Yesterday, I was feeling weak and consulted my Doctor. During the course of my check up, I have been tested COVID 19 positive. I am at present doing well with the blessings and good wishes of all. I have isolated myself,” read the tweet of Mr Gadkari.
Meanwhile, the global death count due to COVID-19 has crossed 937,000 and the number of cases is almost 29.7 million, as per the latest updates by Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:
Coronavirus update: Andhra Pradesh reports 8,835 new cases, 64 deaths
As many as 8,835 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 5,92,760.
As per the health department bulletin, the death count due to the virus stands at 5,105 after 64 more died due to COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Coronavirus update: 100-year-old woman defeats coronavirus in Assam
A 100-year-old woman Mai Handique has defeated coronavirus in Guwahati.
She lives in Mothers Old Age Home in the Hatigaon area of Guwahati, ANI reported.