Meanwhile, Congress Member of Parliament from Punjab’s Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu today said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“As it is being shown in the media, It is true that I have tested positive for corona with mild symptoms. Many of our colleagues in the Parliament have tested positive including the Speaker,” Bittu tweeted.
Six states — Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat continue to report major surge in daily cases of Covid-19. About 78.56 per cent of the new cases are reported from these six states. India recorded 56,211 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, 17 per cent lower than the day before, taking the total tally to 1,20,95,855 on Tuesday. Lower count of cases is a result of low testing.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of fresh cases — 31,643. It is followed by Punjab with 2,868 while Karnataka reported 2,792 new cases.