RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday took to Twitter and said that he has tested negative for COVID-19. Das thanked everyone for their good wishes for his early recovery. The RBI Governor added that he will be back in the office next week.

"I have tested COVID-19 negative. Will be back in office next week. Thank you everyone for your good wishes for my early recovery," he tweeted.

Das had tested positive for COVID-19 on October 25. However, he was asymptomatic. The RBI Governor had continued working from isolation.

"I have tested COVID-19 positive. Asymptomatic. Feeling very much alright.Have alerted those who came in contact in recent days.Will continue to work from isolation. Work in RBI will go on normally. I am in touch with all Dy. Govs and other officers through VC and telephone," he had tweeted.

Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 84,62,080 with 50,356 infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 78 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 92.41 per cent, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,25,562 with 577 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 78,19,886 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far pushing the national recovery rate to 92.41 per cent, while the case fatality rate has further declined to 1.48 per cent.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 remained below 6 lakh for the ninth consecutive day.

There are 5,16,632 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 6.11 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.

It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 11,65,42,304 samples have been tested up to November 6 with 11,13,209 samples being tested on Friday.

(With PTI inputs)

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