Former president Pranab Mukherjee today tested positive for coronavirus.
In a tweet, he also requested those who had come in contact with him in recent days, to self-isolate and get tested.
A number of prominent names have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last few weeks including home minister Amit Shah, Karnataka CM B. S. Yediyurappa, former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi and the Bachchans excluding Jaya Bachchan.
With 62,064 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the total caseload in India has now risen to 22,15,075. Of these, 6,34,945 are active cases, while 15,35,744 patients have already been discharged, data from the Union Health Ministry showed. As many as 1007 deaths were reported, taking the casualties to 44,386. For the last four days, now, Covid-19 cases have in India have risen by over 60,000.
Globally, over 19.5 million cases of coronavirus and 7.25 lakh deaths have been reported. Australia had its deadliest day in the coronavirus pandemic, with 19 fatalities in the state of Victoria.
Texas reported its positive-test rate rose to a record as the U.S. passed 5 million Covid-19 infections, having added 1 million cases in barely more than two weeks