New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The health condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested positive for the deadly coronavirus infection, has 'declined' and the 84-year-old is in a "septic shock" due to his lung infection. The hospital further said that Mukherjee's health parameters are being monitored by a team of specialists at the hospital. 

"There is a decline in the medical condition of Former President Pranab Mukherjee since yesterday. He is in septic shock due to his lung infection and is being managed by a team of specialists. He continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support," said Army Research & Referral Hospital, Delhi, Delhi Cantt, in a statement, as reported by news agency ANI.

Pranab Mukherjee, who served as India's President from 2012 to 2017, had developed a clot in the brain for which he had a surgery on August 10. On the same day, the former President announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus, requesting "those who came in contact with him to isolate themselves". 

"On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID-19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19," Pranab Mukherjee had tweeted.

Pranab Mukherjee's health, however, had improved last week, the hospital had said, adding that he is being treated for lung infection. "Former President Pranab Mukherjee (in file pic) is being treated for lung infection. He continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support. He remains haemodynamically stable," the hospital had said on Sunday.

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