New Delhi: On September 29, Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The  office of the Vice President, in a statement, said that Naidu underwent a COVID-19 test today morning. 

According to reports, Naidu  is asymptomatic. Usha Naidu, wife of Naidu also underwent a test today but fortunately she tested negative and is in self-isolation. 

The official statement reads, "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." 

With a spike of 70,589 new cases and 776 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 tally crossed the 61-lakh mark on Tuesday, according to the Union health ministry.

The health ministry also stated that the Covid-19 count stands at 61,45,292 including 9,47,576 active cases.

It also includes 51,01,398 cured and discharged or migrated patients and 96,318 deaths.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic with 2,65,455 active cases, 10,49,947 cured and discharged cases and 35,751 deaths.