New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday tested positive for Coronavirus. Taking to Twitter to inform of his illness, the Chief Minister said that he will be hospitalised on the recommendations of his doctors. Also Read - Weather Update: IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall For Karnataka on Wednesday, Issues Red Alert

“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,” BS Yediyurappa said in a tweet. Also Read - Prevent Plastic Pandemic: Here is How COVID-19 PPE Can be Converted to Biofuel

Earlier in the day, several politicians tested positive for Coronavirus, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. In a fateful incident, Uttar Pradesh minister Kamal Rani Verma succumbed to the infection on Sunday. Also Read - Kolkata Lockdown: Flight Operations to Remain Suspended on These Days in August | Read Details

Meanwhile, the total coronavirus cases in the country have surged to 17,50,723, while the death toll had soared to 37,364. The number of recoveries stand at 11,45,629.