99 More Students Test Positive For Covid-19 In Karnataka

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  • 99 more students tested Covid positive in Dharwad's SDM Medical College.
  • The total number of Covid-19 cases reached 281.
  • Out of the 281 cases, only 6 patients are symptomatic.

Karnataka: As many as 99 more medical college students and faculty members tested COVID-19 positive in Karnataka’s Dharwad, taking the total number of affected medical students to 281 on Saturday, informed Dharwad District Collector Nitesh Patil. “This tally may increase as 1,822 test results are awaited,” said Patil. He further said that out of 281 only 6 patients are mile symptomatic and others are non-symptomatic.

Earlier on Friday, SDM College of Medical Sciences in Karnataka’s Dharwad had reported 66 positive cases. After this, the district administration had tested more people including students, staff and primary contacts of infected students, and 116 of them had tested positive, taking the total number of infected students to 182. The students had attended a function held on November 17th in the college campus. Patients have not shown serious symptoms associated with the virus due to the fact they have all taken both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Nitesh Patel, the District Collector had earlier said, “We are doing RAT and RTPCR tests of around 3,000 people inside the campus. Attendees will be not allowed inside the hospital where the patients are undergoing treatment.” Karnataka reported 402 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths on Saturday. As per the state’s health department, the state has 6,611 active cases of infection. Karnataka has recorded 29, 94,963 infections since the onset of the pandemic last year. With 277 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries climbed to 29, 50,130. The death toll is 38,193.

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