Karnataka CM Yediyurappa tests positive for Covid-19

South India

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday evening informed that he had tested positive for Covid-19. 


The chief minister added that though he was fine, he was being hospitalised as a precaution on the advice of doctors.
77-year-old CM also asked all those who had come in contact with him to go for self-quarantine.

“I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self quarantine”, he tweeted.

Karnataka has been witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases over the last few weeks with the sudden spurt in patients led by Bengaluru Urban district. Capital city Bengaluru so far reported 59,501 cases and 1,077 deaths due to coronavirus.

On Sunday, Karnataka has added 5,532 fresh Covid-19 cases while 84 people have succumbed to the viral infection, pushing coronavirus count in the state to 1.34 lakh on Sunday.

Meanwhile, 4,077 people were discharged after having recovered, taking the total recoveries to 57,725. There are at least 74,590 active cases in the state.


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