New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for the deadly coronavirus after undergoing a routine test for the COVID-19. However, Naidu is asymptomatic and is in good health, his office informed today. 

The doctors have advised him to take home quarantine until he tests negative for the deadly virus. Venkaiah Naidu's wife, Smt. Usha Naidu, however, tested negative for the COVID-19 and is in self-isolation. 

"The Vice President of India who underwent a routine COVID-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is, however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Smt. Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation", the official Twitter handle of the Vice President of India tweeted today. 

Venkaiah Naidu, who is also chairman of the upper house of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha, had recently attended the Monsson session of the Parliament. However, the session was cut short and ended last week after over 25 members of the Parliament tested positive for the deadly virus. 

India, being the second-worst-hit country by the deadly coronavirus has been so far recorded over 61.45 lakh positive cases of the deadly virus. The death toll due to the virus has also crossed the 96,000-mark to reach 96,318 after 766 new fatalities were reported from across the country during the last 24 hours.

According to the data published on the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, out of 61,45,292 cases, 9,47,576 are active cases, while 51,01,398 people have been cured and discharged from the hospitals across the country.

Posted By: Talib Khan