Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Tests Positive For Covid-19; In Good Health

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who underwent a routine Covid-19 test on Tuesday morning, has tested positive for the coronavirus infection.

India’s Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19, the Vice President Secretariat said.

It said Naidu, 71, is asymptomatic and in good health.

“The Vice President of India who underwent a routine Covid-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is, however, asymptomatic and in good health,” the Secretariat tweeted.

Naidu has been advised home quarantine. His wife Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation, the tweet said.

The spread of the novel coronavirus in India has quickened in the last few days with new infections are rising rapidly. While India’s Covid-19 case tally crosses 61 lakh mark with a spike of 70,589 new cases and 776 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

India’s Recovery Rate leaps past 83%

India continues to report a high number of recoveries. The recovered cases have exceeded the new confirmed again during the past 24 hours.  With this, India’s Recovery Rate has leaped past 83% today.

84,877 recoveries have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. 73% of the new recovered cases are being reported from ten States, viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Odisha, Kerala, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh.

Maharashtra is topping the list with nearly 20,000 recoveries while Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh both contribute more than 7,000 to the single-day recoveries.

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