Karti Chidambaram, a Congress MP and the son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, tweeted today that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
The parliamentarian confirmed his health status saying his symptoms were mild and that he has quarantined himself at home for now.
"I have just tested positive for #Covid. My symptoms are mild and as per medical advice I am under home quarantine. I would urge all those who have recently been in contact with me to follow medical protocol," the 48-year-old posted.
The country logged more than 18 lakh cases of coronavirus today, adding more than 1.5 lakh patients to the tally in just three days.
The pandemic has claimed the life of a minister in Uttar Pradesh. Kamal Rani Varun, 62, died at Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences on Sunday.
The virus has also infected many Central and state government ministers, including Home Minister Amit Shah, who had recently attended a cabinet meeting last week at which top colleagues, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were present.
Hours later, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and his daughter also tested positive for the coronavirus. Mr Yediyurappa had met Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala in Bengaluru on Friday. State Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai was also present at the meeting.
Earlier, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and three of his ministers, among others, had also confirmed that they have contracted COVID-19 and were recovering under medical supervision.