New Delhi: Former Team India cricketer and batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, who was admitted to the hospitalised as a precautionary measure after he tested positive for coronavirus, was discharged on Thursday and is now recuperating in home isolation.
Tendulkar, who turns 48 later this month, took to Twitter to release a statement to confirm the development.
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“I have just come home from the hospital and will remain isolated while continuing to rest and recuperate. I would like to thank everyone for all the good wishes and prayers. Really appreciate it,” Tendulkar said in his statement.
The former Indian skipper also thanked the medical staff for taking good care of him during his time at the hospital.
“I remain ever grateful to all the medical staff who took such good care of me & have been working tirelessly for over a year in such difficult circumstances,” said Tendulkar.
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Back on April 2, Sachin was hospitalised a few days after testing positive for COVID-19. On March 27, the former right hand batman had released a statement which said “I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure COVID is kept at bay. However, I’ve tested positive today following mild symptoms.”
He had also added that he was going into self isolation and was following all the social distancing norms as advised by the doctors. A host of celebrities have tested positive for COVID ever since a fresh surge of cases. India on Thursday reported 1,26,789 new cases.
Among states, Maharashtra continues to lead with a maximum load of new cases. The state until Wednesday reported a jump from 55,469 cases to 59,907 cases on Wednesday which pushed its total case tally to 31,73,261 cases. The number of active cases in Maharashtra also jumped by 29,289 cases and now stands at 5,02,982 cases till April 7. After Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh follows with 10,310 new cases and Karnataka reported 6,150 new cases in the last 24 hours, as per health ministry data.