New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh on Friday tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection. The state minister has quarantined himself at home and a thorough contact tracing has begun. Health authorities also took the samples of Singh’s family members and their reports are expected by Saturday. Also Read - UP: 5 of Family Die Within 22 Days, Kin Insist 'Not Due to Covid' After Negative Antigen Tests

According to reports, the BJP MLA from UP’s Bansi Assembly had been suffering from mild fever after which he decided to get himself tested. He was tested through the TruNat machine for a quick result, however, his samples have also been sent to KGMU lab in Lucknow, the reports of which are expected to be released by evening. Also Read - Brother-Sister Duo Convert Car Into Isolation Ward For Covid-19 Positive Mother, She Defeats The Virus

Last evening, Uttar Pradesh recorded yet another single-day highest number of COVID-19 cases with 2,529 infections in 24 hours. The state’s total tally crossed the 58,000-mark, with 34 new fatalties. The death toll in UP stands at 1,298. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lockdown: E-pass Mandatory For Movement Till May 6. Check Details