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Hospital discharges Ganguly in COVID case

Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly has been discharged from hospital having been admitted following a positive COVID-19 test.

Ganguly, one of India’s most successful captains, had a heart procedure early in 2021.

His brother Snehasish told Reuters that the 49-year-old tested positive for the virus on Monday.

ESPN Cricinfo website reported on Friday Kolkata’s Woodlands Hospital had declared Ganguly “clinically stable” and that he would “remain in home isolation”.

Times of India quoted a hospital official saying Ganguly had received the Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail theraphy after admission and would have to remain in monitored home isolation for two weeks.

Ganguly underwent an angioplasty at the start of the year after complaining of chest discomfort.

India reported 16,764 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with the number of deaths rising by 220.

About 34.8 million people have contracted the novel coronavirus in the world’s second-most populous nation with confirmed deaths of over 480,000.

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