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COVID-19 positive Milkha Singh responding well to treatment, informs son Jeev

New Delhi: Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, who had tested positive for coronavirus last week, is currently stable in hospital and is also responding well to treatment, informed his son Jeev on Tuesday.

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Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh passes away-(PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, who had tested positive for coronavirus last week, is currently stable in hospital and is also responding well to treatment, informed his son Jeev on Tuesday.

On Monday, Milkha Singh was rushed to the Fortis Hospital in Mohali as a precautionary measure after his O2 level dropped due to dehydration and vomiting.

The 91 year old was asymptomatic when he had tested positive and was in high spirits.

Milkha Singh (Photo Credit: PTI)

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“A couple of our helpers tested positive and so all the family members did the tests. Only I returned positive on Wednesday and I am surprised,” Milkha had told PTI previously.

“I am fine and there is no fever or cough. My doctor told me I will be al right in three-four days. I did jogging just yesterday. I am in high spirits,” he had added.

The legendary athlete is a five-time Asian Games gold medallist, with one of his greatest achievement being the fourth place finish in the 400m final of the 1960 Olympics.

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India’s COVID-19 Tally

After recording more than 2-lakh COVID cases for 40 consecutive day till May 24, India reported 1,96,427 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 3,26,850 discharges & 3,511 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country stands at 2,69,48,874 while the active cases are 25,86,782.

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The total number of discharges stand at 2,40,54,861 while the death toll is at 3,07,231.  On the vaccination front, a total of 19,85,38,999 doses have been administered in the country to date. India  began its vaccination programme on January 16 and has begun its third phase of vaccine rollouts on May 1, for everyone who is above 18 years of age.

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