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Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests negative for COVID-19

04:38 PM Aug 11, 2020 | FPJ Web Desk

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday. As per the doctor's advice, he will remain in isolation until Wednesday.

The BJP leader took to Twitter and made the announcement. He wrote in Hindi, "My #COVID19 report is negative. As per the advice of doctors, I will be in isolation until tomorrow. I sincerely thank the doctors, nurses and their entire team," he wrote. "All you well-wishers prayed for my health benefit, for which I will be forever grateful," he added.

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Chouhan, who had tested positive for COVID-19, was discharged from the hospital last Wednesday. He was in the hospital for 12 days after getting infected.

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Four other ministers in Shivraj Singh's Cabinet - Medical Education Minister Vishvas Sarang, State Cooperatives Minister Arvind Bhadoriya, Water Resources Minister Tulsiram Silawat and Minister of State (Independent charge) for Backward Class and Minority Welfare Ramkhelawan Patel - have also tested positive for the infection.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh on Monday reported 866 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 39,891, a health official said.

With 19 more patients succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, the toll crossed the 1,000-mark and reached 1,015, they said.

COVID-19 figures in MP are as follows: Total cases 39,891, active cases 9,202, new cases 866, death toll 1,015, recovered 29,674, total number of people tested 9,09,926.

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