Bengaluru: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala Monday tested negative for coronavirus, Raj Bhavan confirmed in a statement.

The Governor had decided to get himself tested after CM Yediyurappa contracted the infection. The CM and home minister Basavaraj Bommai had met the Governor to apprise him of the state's COVID-19 situation on July 31.

“After knowing that the CM tested corona positive, Hon'ble Governor, myself and ADC to Governor have undergone Corona Antigen test and tested as negative done on August 3 at 12.30 pm,” Tejas Bhati, Personal Secretary to Governor Vala said.

Yediyurappa on Sunday (August 2) confirmed on Sunday night (August 2) that he tested positive for COVID-19.

"I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine," the chief minister confirmed on Twitter.

On Sunday, Karnataka reported 5,532 COVID- 19 cases, taking the total to 1,34,819.

Bengaluru Urban reported 2,105 cases, followed by Ballari which saw 377 cases, Kalaburagi and Mysuru recorded 238 cases each. At least 212 cases were reported in Raichur, 182 in Udupi and 181 in Dharwad. Eight more districts recorded cases in three figures while the remaining districts reported fresh cases in two digits, according to the health department’s latest bulletin.

The number of COVID-19-related fatalities went up to 2,496 as 84 more succumbed to the disease on Sunday. Bengaluru Urban saw 21 deaths alone. Mysuru and Dakshina Kannada reported 10 deaths each followed by Dharwad which reported eight deaths.

At least 4,077 people recovered from coronavirus on Sunday, taking the total recoveries to 57,725 in the state.