Bengaluru: Karnataka rural development and panchayat raj minister KS Eshwarappa on Tuesday said he has tested positive for coronavirus. The minister tweeted, “I have been confirmed with coronavirus infection today, there are no other health issues. As of now on the advice of the doctors I'm undergoing treatment at hospital."

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa wished Eshwarappa a speedy recovery and hopes he can get back to work soon. Medical education minister K Sudhakar too has wished him a speedy recovery.

Earlier, several senior politicians in the state including chief minister BS Yediyurappa, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah, Congress state president DK Shivakumar had tested positive for coronavirus.

While Yediyurappa and Siddaramaiah have been discharged, Shivakumar is undergoing treatment.

6495 more people contracted Covid-19 infection in the state as the total tally rose to 3,42,423. Over 1.29 lakh of these are in Bengaluru alone. While the total number of discharges stand around 2.5 lakh to date, over 87,000 cases are active in the state as on August 31.