Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for COVID-19; self-isolation

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Tuesday that he has tested positive for Covid-19, adding that he has mild symptoms.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in home isolation. CM tweeted and informed that he has mild symptoms.

He tweeted, “I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Isolated at home. Those who came in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get yourself tested.”

Arvind Kejriwal was in Dehradun on Monday to launch the campaign of the Aam Aadmi Party for the assembly elections in Uttarakhand. He addressed the party’s ‘Uttarakhand Nav Nirman’ rally at Parade Ground in Dehradun.

In April last year, Kejriwal’s wife Sunita had tested positive for Covid-19 after which he had self-isolated himself at home. The Chief Minister has also isolated himself as a precaution.

Delhi has seen a spurt in Covid-19 cases in recent times. The resurgence triggered by the new highly-permeable Omron variant on Monday pushed the daily fresh Covid cases past the 4,000-mark. The national capital reported 4,099 cases, the highest increase in a single day since May 18, 2021, when the tally stood at 4,482, and one death.

The new cases have raised the number of infections to 14,58,220, while the toll now stands at 25,110.

The Covid infection rate has increased to 6.46 percent, which is the highest in the last seven months. According to the Delhi Health Department, the positivity rate in the city was recorded at 6.89 per cent on May 18. So far 351 omicron cases have been detected in the capital, of which 57 have been discharged from the hospital.