COVID-19 tally crosses 18 lakh mark , Cong MP tests positive

New Delhi, Aug 3:

With 52,972 new positive cases and 771 deaths in the last 24 hours the total COVID-19 cases stand at 18,03,696 including 5,79,357 active cases, 11,86,203 cured/discharged/migrated and 38,135 deaths,” said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare otoday.

As per the data provided by the Health Ministry, Maharashtra — the worst affected state from the infection — has a total of 1,48,843 active cases and 15,576 deaths. A total of 4,41,228 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the state up to Sunday.

Meanwhile, son of former union minister P Chidambaram and Congress MP Karti Chidambaram tweeted that he had tested positive and has gone into home-quarantine.

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