New Delhi: Marking the highest single-day rise of coronavirus cases in the world on Monday, India enrolled over 50,000 patients for the fifth consecutive day, and some of these patients included the country’s top political leaders. Also Read - 'World-Class Service Provider, Left an Indelible Mark': Tributes Pour in From Political Circle on Demise of Suresh Angadi
While Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa grabbed the most attention after being admitted yesterday, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan remained in hospital, steadily recovering from COVID-19. Also Read - Reassess COVID Situation, Focus on Micro Containment Zones: PM Modi to CMs of 7 Worst-hit States
Here are some of the most prominent political leaders who have tested COVID-19 positive: Also Read - Coronavirus Update: Low Level of This Nutrient Can Increase Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients
1. Union Home Minister Amit Shah
2. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa
3. Congress MP Karti Chidambaram
4. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit
5. Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh
6. UP Water Power Minister Mahendra Singh
7. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan (recovering)
8. Lone woman in Uttar Pradesh cabinet Kamal Rani Varun (succumbed)
Many other leaders have tested positive and recovered over the past few months. Meanwhile, union ministers Babul Supriyo and Nitin Gadkari went into self-isolation as they had recently met Home Minister Amit Shah.
Earlier today, hospital officials in Bengaluru said the Yediyurappa was in a stable condition and was being monitored closely by a team of doctors. However, his daughter also tested positive for the viral infection, the hospital later stated.
With fresh 52,972 positive cases and 771 fatalities in the last 24 hours, India’s coronavirus tally surpassed the 18 lakh-mark. At the same time, 11,86, 203 people have recovered from the deadly disease.