New Delhi: BJP President JP Nadda informed on Monday that he has tested positive for covid-19. “I got my covid test done after showing initial symptoms. My report has come positive. I am feeling fine now,” BJP national President JP Nadda wrote on microblogging site Twitter. The BJP chief also appealed to people who came in contact with him recently to get tested for the infection.
Earlier, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Karanatka CM Basavaraj Bommai also tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Both the leaders have mild symptoms and are under home quarantine.
Amid surge in Covid-19 infections in the country, IIT Kanpur professor Manindra Agrawal on Monday stated that the peak of the infection will hit the nation in the January-end. He also said that the virus cases will overtake the cases recorded during the second wave.
He also informed that the cases will decline very sharply and by March, it will be over.” As per preliminary data, cases (nationally) will peak by the end of this month and are likely to cross second wave numbers.
India reported 1,79,723 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the daily positivity rate in the country to 13.29 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. A total of 4,033 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have been reported so far. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases (1,216), followed by Rajasthan (529) and Delhi (513).
The Ministry further informed that the active caseload in the country currently stands at 7,23,619 which accounts for 2.03 per cent of the country’s total number of cases. The weekly positivity rate currently stands at 7.29 per cent, while the daily positivity rate stands at 13.29 per cent.
(With Inputs from ANI)