Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday has tested positive for COVID-19. “He is admitted to a hospital in Nagpur”, the organisation said. In a tweet by RSS in Hindi on Friday, it read, “Our Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Dr. Mohanji Bhagwat ji has tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon. He is currently having common symptoms of coronavirus and has been admitted to the Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur. He is undergoing a general checkup and exercising caution. Also Read - Third COVID Wave Unlikely to Affect Children in India, Finds WHO-AIIMS Study

On March 7, Mohan Bhagwat was administered the COVID-19 vaccine. Along with Bhagwat, the General Secretary of RSS Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi also received his first dose of the vaccine against novel coronavirus at Nagpur’s National Cancer Institute that day. However, he was not yet administered the second dose of vaccine. Also Read - Sergio Ramos Admits he Wanted to Stay at Real Madrid But Offer Had Expiry Date

India saw 1.45 lakh new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the fourth consecutive day of the highest spike in cases in the country while 794 more deaths were reported due to the disease in the last 24 hours. Nine states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan and the Union Territory of Delhi account for 83.29 per cent of the new cases. Also Read - Haryana Lockdown: State Govt Announces Rs 5,000 Relief Package For Workers, Shopkeepers

Maharashtra reported the highest number of new cases at 58,993. Out of the total 58,993 cases recorded in the state, Mumbai recorded 9,200 new COVID-19 cases. There are 5,34,603 active cases in Maharashtra.