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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tests positive for Covid-19

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NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under home quarantine with "mild symptoms."


"I have tested positive for Corona today with mild symptoms. I am under home quarantine. I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested," tweeted the Defence Minister.


On January 8, Singh had addressed a webinar wherein 100 new Sainik schools were provided opportunities for girls to join the Armed Forces.


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).


About 1,552 patients infected with the new variant have recovered.


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 is at 7.29 per cent, while the daily positivity rate stands at 13.29 per cent. Total cases of COVID-19 in the country have risen to 35,528,004.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday tested COVID-19 positive and is currently under home isolation on doctor's advice, informed Chief Minister's Office.


As per information provided by Bihar Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Minister appealed to everyone to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.


Earlier on January 4, the Bihar Government imposed a fresh curb by implementing a statewide night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am from January 6 to 21.

(with ANI inputs)

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