New Delhi: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19. He also requested everyone who came in contact with him in the last 48 hours to get themselves tested.
Taking to Twitter he said, “Today, due to mild fever, I got RT-PCR test done, the report of which has come positive. I have isolated myself. All those who have come in contact with me in the last 48 hours are requested to get a COVID test done as a precautionary measure.”
Haryana on Friday reported 3,748 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of active cases in the state stood at 10,775.
India reports 1,41,986 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours out of which 40,895 recovery cases have been noted so far. Death mark has dipped slightly as compared to previous day, today’s death toll stands at 285, as informed by Union Health Ministry.
Country’s daily positivity rate is 9.28 percent today noting an increase in the positivity rate from 7.74 per cent yesterday. Total active cases in India stands now at 4,72,169 out of which 3,44,12,740 recovery cases have been recorded so far. Total death mark is 4,83,178 now.
India’s vaccination drive touched new highs yesterday by administering more than 150.06 crore vaccine doses to the population of India.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said that over two crore youngsters between 15-18 age group have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in less than a week of vaccination drive for children.
The COVID-19 vaccination program for children aged between 15 and 18 years has been started on January 3, 2022. This comes a day after India achieved a milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination drive as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 150 crore mark on Friday.
So far, 90 per cent of our adult population was vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine dose. With the administration of more than 90 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 150.61 crores till 7 am on Saturday.
(With ANI Inputs)