Bommai said he has mild symptoms and has isolated himself at home.

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai
news Coronavirus Saturday, August 06, 2022 - 19:29

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday, August 6, said he has tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms and that his trip to New Delhi stands cancelled. He said he has isolated himself at home.

"I have tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms and have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch with me in the last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get yourself tested. My trip to Delhi stands cancelled," Bommai tweeted.

Bommai was to travel to New Delhi on Saturday, August 6 to take part in third meeting of the national committee of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' and NITI Aayog's Governing Council meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening and August 7 morning respectively.

He was also expected to meet BJP's national leadership and hold discussions regarding recent developments in the state and preparations for 2023 assembly polls.

Bommai had attended a series of meetings and events throughout the day on Friday like the State High-Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC), inaugural of annual Independence Day flower show at Lalbagh's glass house, Annual General Meeting of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), among others.

The Chief Minister's positive result comes as Karnataka reported 2,042 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours.

Currently, the overall number of active cases in the state stood at 11,403, while the daily positivity rate was 6.32 per cent, weekly positive rate 6.30 per cent and the weekly fatality rate was 0.09 per cent.

Bengaluru Urban district reported 1,309 cases, while 1,175 patients were discharged. The total active cases stood at 8,338, while one fatality was reported in the last 24 hours. 

Belagavi district (110), Dharwad (96), Mysuru (82), Hassan (61) districts recorded the most number of new cases after Bengaluru Urban.

So far, Karnataka has administered 11,66,46,496 COVID vaccine doses and 67,98,015 precautionary shots.

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