Manish Sisodia

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday, after earlier having tested positive for the Covid-19, also has dengue.

Sisodia was admitted to the city’s Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Hospital in Delhi with fever and complaints of breathing difficulties.

He was shifted to the ICU of Max Hospital in Saket on Thursday night, government officials said.

He had been under self-isolation at his official residence since testing positive for the deadly virus on September 14.

Sisodia’s condition had improved on Thursday morning, and he was moved to a ward in Lok Nayak later in the day, hospital officials said.

“The minister was admitted to the hospital with high fever and low oxygen saturation. He was being monitored in the ICU and was put on oxygen support while various tests were conducted.

“It was found that he had low platelet count which led to the doctors to believe he might have a co-infection of dengue,” HT quoted a senior Lok Nayak hospital doctor as saying.

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