In recent weeks, the Western part of Kolkata, Behala has seen a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Now, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s elder brother Snehashish Ganguly was tested for COVID-19, the state health department confirmed on Friday.
Wife of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Secretary Snehashish Ganguly, was also contracted with the disease last week. Even Snehashish’s mother-in-law and father-in-law were tested positive in the same week, a senior official affirmed.
Even their domestic help in Snehashish’s Mominpur home where he was residing recently was also diagnosed as positive.
The entire household members are currently undergoing treatment at a private nursing home and are deemed as stabled. However, the former Ranji cricketer has been found negative and was advised home isolation.
“All the four complained of some health issues, which were similar to the symptoms of Covid-19 when they were staying at another residence and not at Ganguly’s ancestral house in Behala. After testing positive, all the four were shifted to a private nursing home,” a senior official was quoted by Indian Express.
Further rounds of testing will be conducted on Saturday, and impending decisions on their line of treatment will be discussed henceforth.
“Whether they will be discharged or not, depends on the result of the tests,” the medical personnel added.
West Bengal, thus far, has 12,735 confirmed cases. Out of them, the total number of cases recovered stands at 7,001 and 518 deaths reported.
However, the Mamta Banerjee-led government has received criticism for low testing and unreported deaths.
The number of COVID-19 cases in India is about to touch 4-lakh mark, with almost 13,000 deaths till now. India is only behind the USA, Russia and Brazil in the worldwide tally of COVID-19 cases.