New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for COVID-19 on August 10. He took to Twitter to announce the news. He also requested people who came in contact with him in the last week to get tested and self-isolate.

"On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19,"Pranab Mukherjee tweeted.

On August 10, India's novel coronavirus tally crossed the 22-lakh mark with 62,064 new cases, while the death toll climbed to 44,386 with 1,007 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said.

The recoveries surged to 15,35,743 with a record 54,859 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 69.33%. The case fatality rate has dropped to about 2%, the ministry said.