Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee‘s condition has worsened in the hospital. He has now been put on ventilator support. A spokesperson from the hospital said, “We had to protect his airways. At 3 pm, we put him on ventilation support. His oxygen support is less than 40 per cent, and there were increasing chances of aspiration and secondary pneumonia. He is not that well. His health condition has definitely deteriorated. The medical board took a unanimous decision to protect his airway, and we did it by putting him on endotracheal intubation has tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday.” On October 5, Chatterjee had tested positive for COVID-19.