ICMR Chief Dr Balaram Bhargava Tests COVID-19 Positive, Admitted To AIIMS

New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Chief Dr. Balaram Bhargava tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), reported ZeeNews.

All matters pertaining to the coronavirus are under his supervision. This comes as India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 99.79 lakh with 22,890 new infections being reported in a day.

The total recoveries crossed the 95 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated on Friday. With 338 more fatalities, the death toll reached 1,44,789, while the total COVID-19 cases mounted to 99,79,447, the data updated at 8 am showed, the report added.


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