Coronavirus: Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive, actor Amitabh Bachchan recovers

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Shah said that he got himself tested after showing certain symptoms of the infection. Meanwhile, actor Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from hospital after he tested negative for the coronavirus.

India’s coronavirus count crossed the 17-lakh mark this morning after 54,735 new cases were reported in 24 hours. There are now 17,50,723 cases, while the toll rose by 853 to 37,364.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh, which has seen a surge in cases over the past two weeks, has now surpassed Delhi as the third-most affected region in India. As of Saturday evening, Andhra had 1,50,209 infections, while Delhi had 1,36,716 cases.

The global coronavirus count crossed 1.76 crore on Sunday morning, and the number of deaths rose to 6,82,931, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As many as 1.04 crore people have recovered.

The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.

These are the helpline numbers for states and the Union Territories.

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