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Singer Lata Mangeshkar Hospitalised After Contracting COVID-19

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Lata Mangeshkar covid positive: Renowned singer Lata Mangeshkar has contracted COVID-19. Post the diagnosis, she was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital where she is currently undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU).  “She has other health issues and looking at age factor, doctors are closely monitoring the situation,” sources said.

She has mild symptoms, her niece Rachna informed ANI News Agency. “She is doing fine; has been kept in ICU only for precautionary reasons considering her age. Please respect our privacy and keep Didi in your prayers,” niece Rachna said. The last time the 92-year-old singer was hospitalised was in November 2019 when she complained of breathing problems.

She has a career spanning over seven decades and has been the recipient of several awards including Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and multiple National Film Awards. She is known for lending her voice to thousands of songs in over 1,000 Hindi films as well as in various regional and foreign languages.

Born on September 28, 1929, she was ranked as the most recorded artiste in the history by the Guinness Book of Records in 1974.

Besides Lata Mangeshkar, there are numerous Bollywood celebrities who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 recently. For instance, Bollywood celebrity Sussanne Khan posted on social media today that has contracted COVID-19. “After dodging Covid-19 for 2 years, In the 3 rd year of 2022 the stubborn Omicron variant has finally infiltrated my immune system. I tested positive last night. Please be safe and take care of yourselves diligently. This is a very contagious one.”, she posted on Instagram today on 11 January.

Besides Sussanne Khan, celebrities like Esha Gupta, Ekta Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Mrunal Thakur, John Abraham also tested positive for COVID-19 and are quarantining at home. Here is a list if celebrities who have contracted COVID-19. 

As per a latest report, India had 1,68,063 new Covid-19 cases and 277 related deaths on 11 January. The daily positivity rate stood at 10.64 per cent.