Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Sunday tested positive for coronavirus.
A spokesman of the Health Department in Puducherry told PTI that Rangasamy underwent an examination at the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College Hospital on Sunday and tested positive for the virus.
The spokesman said that Rangasamy was stable and had preferred to get treatment at a private hospital in Chennai.
He left for Chennai in the evening.
Rangasamy assumed office as the Chief Minister on Friday.