Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday tested positive for Kovid-19. According to a statement in his office, he has been admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Bannerghatta Road.
“I have tested positive for Kovid-19. I request all those who were in contact with me for the last few days and tested themselves to be isolated, ”the 61-year-old leader posted on Twitter on Saturday.
He tested positive for the by-election after spending the day campaigning in Basavakalyan assembly constituency. Kumaraswamy experienced fatigue while campaigning on Friday evening, after which he returned to Bengaluru. “This morning, he contacted and tested the doctors, which resulted in Kovid-19 being positive. He wanted to rest at his farmhouse, but the doctors did not agree. He asked him to be admitted immediately.” A statement from his office read.
According to a statement, Kumaraswamy did not receive a bed for treatment at Manipal Hospital. The statement claimed that Karnataka’s Health Minister, Dr. K. Sudhakar’s intervention also did not help. It further said that Kumaraswamy has to appear in court in connection with a case on Saturday. “Since he has tested positive for Kovid-19, he will not appear in person. He will appear via video conference.
His mother Chennamma Deve Gowda had tested positive earlier, and his father HD Deve Gowda was also in isolation as a precaution. Earlier on Friday, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa tested positive for Kovid-19.
Karnataka logged its highest ever single-day coronavirus spike on Saturday, logging 17,489 fresh cases in a span of just 24 hours. The state health bulletin said that with today’s numbers, the total tally reached 11,41,998, while active cases touched 1,19,160. Out of 17,489 cases on Saturday, 11,404 infections occurred from Bengaluru.