Maharashtra: Aaditya Thackeray tests COVID-19 positive
Aaditya Thackeray tested COVID-19 positive on Saturdayesakal

Maharashtra: Aaditya Thackeray tests COVID-19 positive

Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

Maharashtra’s Minister of Tourism and Environment and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. The 29-year-old minister took to Twitter to inform about his Covid test.

"On having mild symptoms of COVID, I had myself tested and I am COVID positive. I request everyone who came in contact with me to get themselves tested. I urge everyone to realise that it is extremely important to not let your guard down. Please follow COVID protocols & stay safe," he tweeted.

Maharashtra is in grip of the second wave of pandemic and recorded 25,631 fresh cases of coronavirus over the last 24 hours – reporting more than 25,000 cases for the second consecutive day on Friday. The state had reported 25,833 cases on Thursday, one of the highest tallies in a day since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

According to the State Health Department, Maharashtra recorded 70 deaths on Friday, taking the state’s fatality rate to 2.20 per cent. Earlier, the state was reporting 30-50 deaths a day but with 70 deaths on Friday, there is a clear rise in daily deaths.

Mumbai reported the maximum number of Covid cases at 3,063 followed by Pune at 2,872, Nagpur, on the other hand, reported 2,617 new cases, showing a decline in the number of daily new cases.

Aaditya Thackeray tested COVID-19 positive on Saturday
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The total number of covid cases surged to 24,22,021 including 1,77,560 active cases and 21,89,965 total recoveries in Maharashtra. However, the death toll mounted to 53,208 including the new deaths. State's test positive rate is 13.39 per cent and there are 8,67,333 people in-home quarantine and 7,848 people in institutional quarantine across Maharashtra currently.

Earlier, the statement government said that 36,39,989 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the state till March 17.

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