India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Friday he has been admitted to hospital as a precautionary measure after contracting the novel coronavirus last week.
Tendulkar, who will turn 48 later this month, was previously quarantining at home after testing positive following mild symptoms.
"As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised," he said on Twitter.
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"I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone."
Maharashtra had as many as 43,183 new cases on Friday with the country's financial hub Mumbai reporting 8,646 of them - both a record for single day infections.
Earlier in the day, India reported 81,466 new Covid-19 infections, the highest daily number in six months, as several states were hit by a second wave of the coronavirus.
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