Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar tested positive for coronavirus. He has been admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The Congress leader has been touring the state extensively to assess damages due to floods and to strengthen the party's district units.

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Earlier, other Karnataka leaders like chief minister BS Yediyurappa and leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah had also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. They have been discharged after being cured.

With over 2.7 lakh cases and over four thousand deaths, Karnataka is the fourth worst-hit state in terms of COVID-19 cases in the country.

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With India reporting 60,975 cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus infections rose to 31,67,324 on Tuesday. Also, with 848 fresh deaths, the toll soared to 58,390.

Of the total, 7,04,348 are active cases, while 24,04,585 people have been treated and discharged so far.