Ranchi, Sep 28 (PTI) Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto on Monday said he tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here.
'Dear friends, my report for COVID-19 has come out positive. I have been admitted to RIMS for treatment,' he said in a tweet.
The minister also appealed to all those who came in contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested for coronavirus.
Jharkhand reported 974 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the tally to 79,909, while the death toll mounted to 679 with nine more fatalities. PTI IKD RBT RBT