Union minister Nitin Gadkari tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. The minister said in a tweet that he is in self-isolation and doing well.
Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha MP Balli Durga Prasad Rao, meanwhile, died of the coronavirus. He was 64.
India’s coronavirus count rose to 50,20,359 on Wednesday with 90,123 new cases in a day. The toll jumped by 1,290 to 82,066. As many as 39,42,360 people have recovered from the infection, taking the recovery rate to 78.53% The mortality rate, meanwhile, is 1.63%.