Sourav Ganguly, the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has tested positive for Covid-19. The news comes as India is on the verge of experiencing a third wave. Ganguly has been admitted to a hospital, according to BCCI sources, after his RT-PCR test result came back positive. He, on the other hand, is considered to be in a steady situation right now.
The fact that Ganguly has been double-vaccinated means that he is unlikely to be adversely impacted by the virus. As president of the BCCI, he has travelled widely and participated in all professional activities.
After his RT-PCR test came back positive late Monday night, the 49-year-old was transported to the hospital. The hospitalisation, on the other hand, is just a preventative step.
“He was taken to Woodlands Nursing Home last night. He has been given medication and is currently stable,” a BCCI source tracking Ganguly’s health told.
This year, Ganguly has had a number of health difficulties. In 2021, he was brought to the hospital twice, the first time for a heart problem that necessitated emergency angioplasty. Snehasish Ganguly, his older brother, had tested positive for COVID earlier this year, but had returned a negative RT-PCR test.
The frequency of Covid-19 positive infections has risen dramatically in several parts of India during the last week or two. As a result of the recent increase in the number of new cases, a number of localities around the country have imposed limitations. Delhi and Mumbai are leading the charts when it comes to fresh Covid cases, especially that of the new variant Omicron.
As far as the Covid cases in India are concerned, the country has reported 6,358 new cases and 6,450 recoveries over the last 24 hours. The number of confirmed Omicron cases continues to rise, with the most recent numbers estimating 653 cases. In India, there are now 75,456 active cases. At the moment, the recovery rate is 98.40 percent.