Health Minister

The number of active cases stood at 20,177, while 5,913 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the Ministry said.

An office guard of Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has tested positive for Covid-19. The guard was posted to the Health Ministry’s officer on special duty (OSD).

The concerned OSD has been quarantined and his office has been shut.

The death toll due to coronavirus continued to rise on Sunday, with the country registering a total of 826 fatalities and 26,917 cases, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the death toll rose by 46, the number of cases spiked by 1,975 since Saturday evening.

The number of active cases stood at 20,177, while 5,913 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the Ministry said. The total number of cases includes 111 foreign nationals, while 312 cases are being assigned to States for contact tracing.

Speaking after a visit to the Trauma Centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here to take stock of COVID-19 preparedness, Union Health Minister said that that 5,913 people have recovered, with a recovery rate of 21.9%.

‘The situation is improving in India as Hotspot Districts are moving towards becoming Non Hotspot Districts’, said Dr. Harshvardhan.

Dr. Vardhan said people should observe the lockdown in letter and spirit and treat it as an effective intervention to cut down the spread of COVID-19.

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