Maharashtra: NCP leader Sunil Tatkare tests positive for COVID-19
Maharashtra: NCP leader Sunil Tatkare tests positive for COVID-19
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Day after deputy CM Ajit Pawar tested positive for COVID-19, now NCP MP Sunil Tatkare has tested positive for coronavirus.

Tatkare took to Twitter to inform about his health.

"Yesterday I was tested for Corona and my report has come positive today. I am in good health and have been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai as a precautionary measure. With the goodwill and blessings of all of you, I will return to your service as soon as possible," he tweeted.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar yesterday tested positive for coronavirus. He is the 15th minister in the Uddhav Thackeray-led cabinet who has been tested positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 3,645 new COVID-19 cases on Monday - a multi-week low in daily infection count - taking its tally to 16,48,665, while the death toll rose to 43,348 with 84 fresh fatalities, according to a health department official.

The official said with 9,905more patients discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the number of recoveries increased to 14,70,660.

He said Maharashtra's recovery rate of COVID-19 cases is 89.20 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.63 per cent.

According to the official, out of 86,45,195COVID-19 tests done so far, 16,48,665 people have been tested positive for the infection, showing a positivity rate of 19.07 per cent.

He said currently 25,30,900 people are in-home quarantine and 13,690 in institutional quarantine, across the state, where the number of COVID-19 cases stood at 1,34,137.

According to the official, in Mumbai 804 new COVID-19 cases were reported, taking its tally to 2,52,085, while the death toll increased to 10,142 with 37 fresh fatalities.

(With inputs from PTI)

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