Mumbai: Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar has tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) his office said on Monday (October 26). He has been admitted to Breach Candy hospital in South Mumbai.

He further asked his party members and the citizens of the state not to worry about his health as he is in good health and will be back soon after a short rest.

Reportedly, the 61-year-old leader was feeling feverish after his recent visit of rain-affected areas in Pune and Solapur districts, following which he took the coronavirus test.

As a precautionary measure, he was initially under home quarantine in Mumbai and attended official meetings, including those of the state cabinet, via video-conferencing.

The news comes days after former Maharashtra chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis tested positive for the disease.

Devendra Fadnavis was admitted to a government-run hospital in Mumbai and his condition was stable. He himself took to Twitter to announce the diagnosis.

Devendra Fadnavis said, "I have been working every single day since the lockdown but now it seems that God wants me to stop for a while and take a break! I have tested COVID19 positive and in isolation. Taking all medication & treatment as per the advice of the doctors."

With 1,41,001 total active cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by Covid-19 in the country. While 14,60,755 patients have recovered from the disease in the state, 43,264 have died so far.

Covid-19 claimed the lives of 112 people in the state in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. Mumbai, which crossed the 10,000 mark for deaths two days ago, remained on top, in terms of mortalities, with 46 more deaths taking the toll to 10,105.

However, this was the lowest one-day Covid-19 death toll since June 18 for Maharashtra.