Odisha Rural Development Minister Susanta Singh has tested positive for Covid-19.
He is the first Minister in the state to have tested positive for the virus. The Minister is stable.
In a tweet, Singh advised those who came in contact with him to stay isolated and get tested for the virus.
Earlier, several MLAs tested positive for Covid-19.
As many as 2,244 more persons in Odisha tested have positive for Coronavirus in the last 24 hours, increasing the state’s total tally to 62,294, informed the health department on Monday.
The Covid-19 death toll rose to 353 in the state as 10 more patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.