Biocon executive chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw tests COVID-19 positive, says her symptoms are mild
'I have added to the COVID-18 count by testing positive. Mild symptoms and I hope it stays that way,' the 67-year-old biotechnology industry veteran said in a tweet
Bengaluru: Executive chairperson of Bengaluru-headquartered Biocon Ltd Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said on Monday night that she has tested positive for COVID-19 .
"I have added to the COVID-18 count by testing positive. Mild symptoms and I hope it stays that way," the 67-year-old biotechnology industry veteran said in a tweet.
I have added to the Covid count by testing positive. Mild symptoms n I hope it stays that way.
— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) August 17, 2020
Replying to her tweet, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, "So sorry to hear this, @KiranShaw. We need you hale & hearty soon! Be well my friend."
So sorry to hear this, @KiranShaw. We need you hale & hearty soon! Be well my friend.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 17, 2020
As of 17 August evening, cumulatively 2,33,283 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, which includes 4,062 deaths and 1,48,562 discharges, the health department said in its bulletin.
Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of COVID-19 cases, with a total of 91,864 infections so far.
Out of 6,317 fresh cases reported in the state on Monday, 2,053 cases ere from Bengaluru urban alone.
Mumbai reported 357 new cases and seven deaths, which took its tally to 7,35,055 and fatality count to 16,022
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On 15 July, the financial capital of the country had logged 545 COVID-19 cases. But after that its daily case count remained below 500 and even went under 190 by mid-August.
The state administration has pulled out all the stops. The sheer logistics of the vaccination drive in Madhya Pradesh are mammoth and awe-inspiring due to the vastness of our state