Covid 19

77 More Test Positive At Karnataka’s Medical College

Bangalore : Karnataka’s SDM Medical College becomes hotspot of COVID as 77 more tested positive. The total tally of college rises up to 281. Yesterday the count of positive students and staff members was 182.

The SDM College of Medical Sciences, a tertiary care centre, is considered the medical hub of north Karnataka.

Fresh admissions to the hospital have been suspended. The entry and exit to the hospital has been blocked and of those admitted only those patients who test negative will be discharged.

Most of the people infected at the college were fully vaccinated against coronavirus, officials said, adding that a recent freshers’ party organised inside the campus led to the outbreak.

The two hostels at the college have been sealed as a precautionary measure on the orders of the district health officer and deputy commissioner. Physical classes have been suspended at the moment, officials said.

According to reports, It is suspected that the students got infected after they attended a recent college event.

“We are ascertaining whether the students stepped out of the college. What we suspect at the moment is that an event was organised in the college for students. We have tested all students who attended that event. We have traced the primary and secondary contacts and have subjected them to the test. All the students have been vaccinated with both doses,” the official said.

Some infected students have cough and fever while others do not have any symptoms at present, officials added.

More than 90 per cent eligible beneficiaries in Karnataka have taken at least the first dose of a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine, the state health department has said, adding that the figure was achieved after more than 857,000 doses were administered on November 24. The state’s vaccination coverage on Wednesday was the third-highest in the country, after Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

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