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Home Minister Amit Shah tests COVID-19 Positive

Amit Shah has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram

Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Union minister took to Twitter to inform about his health and requested all those who have come in contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested for Coronavirus.

Amit Shah said that his health is fine and he is being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. Amit Shah has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram.

While Amit Shah’s extensive involvement in India’s Coronavirus battle makes the task of his complete contact tracing herculean, his close contacts will be traced.

As per doctors, Amit Shah has comorbidities and, thus, comes under the vulnerable category. His oxygen levels will be monitored from now on.

“On getting 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 that all those who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your testing done,” Home Minister Amit Shah said in a tweet.

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 17-lakh mark on Sunday, just two days after it went past 16 lakh.

The total Coronavirus cases surged to 17, 50,723, while the death toll climbed to 37,364 with 853 people succumbing to the disease in a day. The recoveries have mounted to 11, 45,629, while there are 5, 67,730 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country presently.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has risen to 65.44 per cent while the fatality rate has further dropped to 2.13 pc, the data stated.

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