Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tests coronavirus positive

April 08, 2021 | Updated 8:31 pm

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tests coronavirus positive File photo of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (Photo Courtesy: Twitter account @ganeshkerala)

New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, just days after receiving the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine. Vijayan confirmed the news himself on Twitter and revealed that he would now be treated at the Government Medical College in Kozhikkode.

“I have been confirmed Covid +ve. Will get treated at the Government Medical College, Kozhikkode. Request those who have been in contact with me recently to go into self observation,” he tweeted.

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Back on March 3, Pinarayi Vijayan had taken the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination center in Thiruvananthapuram’s District Medical Office.

“COVID-19 vaccination was a good experience. I experienced no pain of even the needle going inside the body. One can barely know when the vaccination is over. Unlike other vaccinations, there is no pain of the medicine going into the body,” he had said after taking the vaccination.

India reported 1,26,789 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours. The numbers jumped again for April 7, from 1,15,736 new COVID cases on April 6. An increase of more than 11,000 cases, as the country, witnesses the second wave of infection.

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Among states, Maharashtra continues to lead with a maximum load of new cases. The state until Wednesday reported a jump from 55,469 cases to 59,907 cases on Wednesday which pushed its total case tally to 31,73,261 cases. The number of active cases in Maharashtra also jumped by 29,289 cases and now stands at 5,02,982 cases till April 7. After Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh follows with 10,310 new cases and Karnataka reported 6,150 new cases in the last 24 hours, as per health ministry data.

India has surpassed the United States to become the fastest vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, said the Union Ministry of Health on Wednesday.