Covid 19

SDM College Super Spreader Of COVID

Bangalore : Karnataka’s SDM medical college has become super spreader of COVID. Total 182 people including staff and students have tested positive for COVID. Yesterday the count was 66 today it has gone upto 182 the officials said.

Most of the infected people at the SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad were fully vaccinated against coronavirus, officials said, adding that a recent freshers’ party organized inside the campus led to the outbreak.

300 more students will be tested today.

The infected students, who were vaccinated with both the doses of Covid vaccine, have been quarantined, deputy commissioner Dharwad Nitesh Patil said, adding that they will undergo treatment inside the hostel itself.

Nitesh Patil also said “The rest of the 100 students will be subjected to COVID-19 tests. We have quarantined the students. We have sealed two hostels. The students will be provided with treatment and food. No one will be allowed to step out of the hostels. The students who are awaiting tests will also be quarantined in the same premises.”

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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