New Delhi: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
His office said Pawar is admitted to a hospital in Mumbai for treatment. “Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar tests positive for COVID-19, he is admitted to a hospital in Mumbai,” said the Office of the Deputy CM in a statement.
He also shared information on his Twitter handle.
With 45,149 new COVID-19 cases, India’s total cases surged to 79,09,960 on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
With 480 new deaths, the COVID-19 toll mounted to 1,19,014, as per the Union Health Ministry. The number of total active COVID-19 cases stood at 6,53,717 after a decrease of 14,437 in the last 24 hours. Total cured cases stand at 71,37,229 with 59,105 new discharges in the last 24 hours.
With 1,41,001 total active cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country. While 14,60,755 patients have recovered from the disease in the state, 43,264 have died so far.
This is a developing story.