COVID-19 India Updates: According to the Union Home Ministry data, the total coronavirus cases surged to 17,50,723, on Sunday while the death count climbed to 37,364.
Coronavirus Live Updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for coronavirus, which has infected more than 17 lakh people in the country. According to the sources said he has been admitted to Medanta hospital, located in Haryana's Gurugram near Delhi.
In a tweet, the minister said his health was "fine" but he was being hospitalized "on the advice of doctors". He also requested that all those "who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your inquiry done".
Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted late Sunday night that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a brief post on Twitter, Mr. Yediyurappa said that he was fine but had been hospitalized on the advice of doctors.
The Chief Minister's media team has said he has been admitted to Manipal Hospital. Mr. Yediyurappa, 77, also requested those who had come in contact with him to be wary of COVID symptoms and self-isolate.
"I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalized as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine," the Chief Minister's tweet read.
According to the Union Home Ministry data, the total coronavirus cases surged to 17,50,723, on Sunday while the death count climbed to 37,364.
The recoveries have increased to 11,45,629, while there are 5,67,730 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country.
The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has risen to 65.44 percent while the fatality rate has further dropped to 2.13 percent.