06:22 GMT17 April 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The coronavirus pandemic has now infected over 343,000 people in India, resulting in the deaths of 9,900 patients. Amid the raging numbers, India recently entered the first phase of easing its lockdown after almost three months in a bid to keep the economy oiled and functioning in the midst of the global health crisis.

    Satyendra Jain, the Health Minister of Indian capital Delhi on Tuesday tested negative for COVID-19 after revealing that he has been admitted to the hospital after experiencing a drop in his oxygen levels combined with a high fever.

    Sharing his health update on Twitter, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader informed that he has been hospitalised at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH), located in the national capital's Dilshad Garden area.

    The hospital is currently running other tests on Jain.

    Last week, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who was also checked for coronavirus, tested negative after he developed high fever and sore throat. 

    As of now, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in India is 153,178 and the total number of patients cured so far is 180,013, India's Health Ministry noted. 

    AAP, Arvind Kejriwal, Health, coronavirus, COVID-19, Delhi, India
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