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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for coronavirus

He was admitted on Monday night after suffering from high fever and breathing problem and was tested for coronavirus.

SNS | New Delhi |

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain who has been admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super specialty Hospital tested negative for coronavirus on Tuesday.

He was admitted on Monday night after suffering from high fever and breathing problem and was tested for coronavirus.

Speaking on his condition, Satyendar Jain said, “Due to high grade fever and a sudden drop of my oxygen levels last night I have been admitted to RGSSH. Will keep everyone updated”.

Earlier on June 6, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had developed mild fever and was displaying symptoms of cough and sore throat. Following this, he kept himself isolated at his home and was tested for Coronavirus two days later. In a major relief, the result returned negative.

Delhi on Tuesday saw a spike of 1,647 cases and 73 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infections to 42,829 and fatalitie to 1400.

Delhi has seen a spurt in Coronavirus cases and over 1,000 new cases daily for the past few days. It is currently the third worst-hit state in terms of cases and deaths.

Meanwhile, the state government has said that around 5.5 lakh cases are expected in Delhi by July 31 based on the current doubling rate.