Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Updated18 Jun 2020, 03:25 AM IST
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Health minister of National Capital, Satyendra Jain, along with MLA Atishi and two more AAP members have tested positive for COVID-19, on Wednesday, 17 June.

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 10,974 to 3,54,065 on Wednesday, 17 June, while 2,003 new reported fatalities took the death toll to 11,903. According to the Health Ministry data, there are now 1,55,227 active cases across the country, while 1,86,934 patients have been cured or discharged.

The huge spike in the number of deaths comes as states have updated their respective figures. The Health Ministry has said that the data on the website is based on entry by the states, with Delhi and Maharashtra having reconciled data from previous days.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday interacted with the chief ministers of states badly hit by the outbreak. On Tuesday, the PM had interacted with CMs of states and Union territories whose case load is relatively less.

Snapshot
  • Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 2,701 new coronavirus cases and 1,409 fatalities, taking the tally to 1,13,445 and the death toll to 5,537
  • The increased number of deaths in Maharashtra on Tuesday came as previously unaccounted for fatalities were added to the toll
  • Delhi on Wednesday recorded 2,414 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to more than 47,000

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Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain Tests Positive for COVID-19
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Published: 17 Jun 2020, 03:15 AM IST