Former President Pranab Mukherjee this afternoon said that he has tested positive for the coronavirus while on a hospital visit for a separate procedure.
He also urged those who came in contact with him in recent times to get themselves tested.
“I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19,” he tweeted.
India registered 62,064 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours while the total recoveries crossed 15 lakh mark. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), 1,007 new deaths were reported in the country and the cumulative toll reached 44,386. The country’s COVID-19 count has risen to 22,15,075 including 6,34,945 active cases.