Karnataka Minister BC Patil, 5 staff members, tests positive for COVID-19

South India

Karnataka Agriculture Minister BC Patil on Friday said that he has tested positive for Coronavirus.


"The report has confirmed me to be corona positive. I am in home quarantine at my residence in Bangalore," he said in a tweet.

"During a recent visit to Koppal district, five of the staff members who accompanied me were reported to be coronavirus positive," he tweeted.

"The primary and secondary contacts who met me in Koppal should get tested immediately if they observe they have symptoms of COVID-19," he added.

On Friday, a total of 5,483 new COVID-19 cases and 84 deaths were reported in Karnataka. 

As of now, the state has a total of 1,24,115 coronavirus cases, including 72,005 active cases and 49,788 discharges. So far, 2,134 deaths have been reported from the state.

Bengaluru has a total of 37,618 active COVID-19 cases after 2,220 new cases were recorded on Friday. 

With inputs from Agency

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