The 80-year-old urged all those who came in contact with him recently to get themselves tested.
Other patients in the ward were safe as they were moved to another wing in time, hospital sources said.
Pawar said that school timings for Classes 1 to 8 will be for half day so that the lunch hour gets excluded and students eat their meals at home.
The fresh cases pushed the COVID-19 tally in the northeastern state to 61,627, he said.
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region said: ‘even though some cities or states may be beginning to see plateauing of...
Delhi had on Thursday reported 4,291 cases with a positivity rate of 9.56 per cent and 34 deaths.
New cases declined by 477 compared to the day before.
East Sikkim logged 96 fresh cases followed by West Sikkim at 57, South at seven and North Sikkim at five.
Ever since the outbreak of COVID in 2020, the state has reported 36,92,496 infections and 38,754 deaths.
Teenagers aged 15 to 17 years became eligible for receiving the vaccine from January 3.
The northeastern state now has 13,721 active cases, while 1,53,413 people have recuperated from the disease so far, the official said.
In Meghalaya, 86,265 people have recovered from the infection, including 348 in the last 24 hours.
The gross COVID-19 positive cases in the state touched 22,48,608 while the number of recoveries reached 21,20,717. The death toll now stands at 14,591.
The suspension was withdrawn following the reopening of some prohibited activities by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) after the coronavirus...
Chief Justice Datta noted that, as per experts, the Omicron variant was not as lethal as the Delta variant of the virus but was spreading quicker.
The test positivity rate was 26.96 per cent while the fatality and recovery rates were 1.21 per cent and 89.80 per cent.
The state now has 3,332 active cases, while 57,630 people have recovered from the disease so far.
In Assam, 6,65,629 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered and were discharged from different hospitals and CCCs.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 15.88 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 17.47 per cent.
On Wednesday, the state had recorded 21 deaths linked to the infection.
He reiterated that given the current situation all the states and Union Territories must observe all precautions and not let their guard down.
The Union Health Ministry said a decrease in Covid-19 cases and positivity rate have been observed in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Odisha, Haryana and...
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said the active Covid-19 cases at present are corresponding much lower deaths compared to earlier surges.
The Delhi government had recommended reopening of schools in the national capital, but a decision on this was postponed till the next meeting by the Delhi...
All students above 15 years of age should have been vaccinated at least once to attend offline classes.