Bengaluru: A Congress MLA in Karnataka has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalised, party sources said on Monday (July 6).

A medical doctor and MLA HD Ranganath from Kunigal constituency in Tumakuru district has been admitted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru, they said.

State Congress working president Eshwar Khandre in a tweet said he spoke to the MLA over phone and that "the confidence in his voice has given me belief that he will be back victorious in the fight against COVID".

On Sunday, senior Congress leader and former Union minister B Janardhana Poojary had tested positive for the deadly infection.

Recently, Mangaluru city north MLA Bharath Shetty of the BJP had been infected by the virus.

A few days ago, Mangaluru city north MLA Y Bharat Shetty tested positive for COVID-19.