The development came in the wake of an alarming rise in COVID cases and related fatalities.
A bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah said the high court order of May 5 is a well calibrated, deliberated and judicious exercise of power.
Bineesh, who was arrested on October 29 last year, is currently lodged at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison.
After his meeting with various department heads, Ashoka told reporters that he has already directed the state police to track and trace these missing patients.
The minister later clarified that he never meant anyone should die and that all 6.5 crore people in Karnataka should prosper and survive.
Reeling under the pandemic's second wave, the Karnataka government on Monday issued stringent guidelines for the 14-day lockdown from Tuesday night to May 12 morning.
Karnataka is the latest region to enter a lockdown after similar curbs in many parts of India.
The arrested person has been identified as Divya Darshan, city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar told reporters.
Over one crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the political fate of 342 candidates in West Bengal.
The 78 year-old Yeddiyurappa was earlier hospitalised on August 2, 2020 after he tested positive for coronavirus.