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Mandeep Singh, Covid-Positive Hockey Player, Rushed to Hospital | Hockey news


NEW DELHI: Indian hockey team forward Mandeep Singh, who tested positive for Covid-19, was admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru after his blood oxygen level dropped, but his condition is stable, the Authority said Tuesday Sports of India (SAI).
Mandeep and five other national players – Captain Manpreet Singh, defenders Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, creeper Varun Kumar and goalkeeper Krishan Bahadur Pathak – tested positive for Covid-19 last week after arriving in Bengaluru for the national camp, which begins on August 20.
“During nightly monitoring of vital signs on August 10 (Monday) it was found that Mandeep Singh’s blood oxygen level was dropping below normal, indicating that he is moving from mild to moderate severity of Covid, “the SAI said in a statement.
“The SAI authorities on campus made the immediate decision to transfer him to the SS Sparsh multi-specialty hospital as a precautionary measure. His condition is currently stable,” the statement added.
The 25-year-old has played 129 games for India and has scored 60 goals so far. He was part of the gold winning team at the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy.
According to SAI, the players contracted the disease, in all likelihood, while traveling to Bengaluru from different parts of the country after a month-long break.
Their vital signs are checked four times a day, the SAI stated.
More than 22 lakh people have been infected by the virus in India. The country has so far registered more than 45,000 deaths due to the dreaded infection.

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