Home Minister Amit Shah, the No. 2 man in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, was hospitalized for Covid-19 last month and has recovered.
Junior Railways Minister Suresh Angadi last week was the first federal minister to die from Covid-19.
Then-Health Minister Yaakov Litzman tested positive in April and recovered. Litzman is a leader in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community, which has seen a high rate of infection as many have defied restrictions on religious gatherings.
The minister for Jerusalem affairs, Rafi Peretz, tested positive over the summer as cases surged nationwide and recovered.
The country's defense minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, and labor minister, Thulas Nxesi, were infected as cases surged in June and July.
Vice President Riek Machar was among several Cabinet ministers infected.
Vice President Isatou Touray tested positive in July along with the ministers of finance, energy and agriculture.
Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam in April said he tested positive.
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