Karnataka’s Health Minister B Sriramulu has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
He has been admitted to the Bowring hospital in Bengaluru for treatment. He also shared a photo of him at the hospital.
The minister has also asked all of those who came in contact with him recently to take necessary precautions.
He is the fifth minister in Karnataka to have tested positive for the virus.
Karnataka is the fourth worst affected state in India with over 1.72 lakh coronavirus cases and 80,000 active cases.
A record single-day jump of 64,399 new coronavirus patients has taken India’s COVID-19 tally past the 21 lakh-mark, the Union Health Ministry said this morning, adding that over 14.8 lakh patients have recovered so far. A total of 43,379 deaths have been logged so far.