New Delhi: Karti Chidambaram, Congress MP, and son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Presently he is under home quarantine as per medical advice given to him.

"I have just tested positive for #Covid. My symptoms are mild and as per medical advice I am under home quarantine. I would urge all those who have recently been in contact with me to follow medical protocol (sic)," Karti took to Twitter and wrote on Monday (August 3).

The MP from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu is the latest among prominent political figures testing positive for the virus.

On August 2, Union home minister Amit Shah, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa and Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit also tested positive for coronavirus.

With 52,972 new coronavirus cases and 771 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall caseload stood at 1,803,695, while the total fatalities increased to 38,135, data from the ministry of health and family welfare revealed on Monday.