Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Siddaramaiah has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The leader, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, has been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors as a precaution.
Siddaramaiah confirmed the news himself on Twitter and advised all who came in contact with him to get themselves tested for symptoms and self-quarantine.
"I have been tested positive for #Covid19 & also been admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors as a precaution. I request all those who had come in contact with me to check out for symptoms & to quarantine themselves," Siddaramaiah posted from his official handle on Twitter.
Notably, Karnataka has seen a marked spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks. The state has recorded 4,752 new coronavirus-positive cases in the past 24 hours, with the tally mounting to 1.39 lakh. There are 74,469 active COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, while the death toll has mounted to 2,594, with 98 people falling a fatal victim to the virus in the last 24 hours.