The Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. On the advice of doctors, Pawar admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai as a precautionary measure. In a message, Pawar, who is also the state’s finance minister, said his health condition is fine.
Assuring their party workers, Pawar said no need to worry about his health and he will be back soon. Pawar tested negative for coronavirus on Thursday but he was in home quarantine. His family members had also undergone coronavirus tests and their results were negative.
Earlier on Saturday, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis has tested positive for coronavirus. He informed via tweet and urged all those who have recently come in contact with him to get tested for coronavirus.
In the last few months, over a dozen of Maharashtra ministers include Jitendra Awhad (housing), Ashok Chavan (public works department), Varsha Gaikwad (school education), Eknath Shinde (urban development), Nitin Raut (energy) and Dhananjay Munde (social justice) had tested positive for Covid-19.
Ministers Hasan Mushrif (rural development), Sunil Kedar (animal husbandry), Balasaheb Patil (cooperation), Aslam Shaikh (ports, and textile), Bacchu Kadu (school education), Abdul Sattar (rural development), and Sanjay Bansode (environment) had also contracted by coronavirus in the state.
As per the data from Health Ministry, the country on Monday reported 480 fatalities, lowest since July 10, from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The country’s total Covid tally crossed the 79-lakh mark with 45,148 fresh cases. India was recording an average of 900-1,000 deaths from coronavirus decease in the month of August which rose to an average of 1,100 in September. While the data from October shows a steady decline in number of cases and deaths. India has been recording less than 1,000 Covid deaths for the past week.