Home Minister Amit Shah has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for post-COVID care, a statement from the hospital said.
“Amit Shah has been complaining of fatigue and body aches for last three-four days. He has tested negative for COVID-19. He has been admitted to AIIMS for coronavirus care. He is comfortable and is continuing his work from hospital,” according to the statement.
On August 2, Shah, 55, had announced on his Twitter handle that he has tested positive for coronavirus and is getting admitted to a hospital following the advice of doctors. He had since been discharged.
The recovery rate from COVID-19 in the national capital had improved to more than 90 per cent on Sunday, while 652 fresh cases were recorded, even as the state disaster management authority has prohibited pandals and processions on religious occasions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As many as 1,310 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll due to the disease increased to 4,196 with eight more fatalities during the period. This is the second time in a week that the daily number of deaths has dropped below 10, according to the Delhi government’s health bulletins.
The city has so far recorded a total of 1,52,580 cases, of which 1,37, 561 have recovered or been discharged—a recovery rate of 90.15 per cent. There are 10,823 active cases, of which 5,762 are under home isolation.