Karnataka Medical College Party Turns Super-Spreader As Cases Rise To 182

Karnataka Medical College Party Turns Super-Spreader As Cases Rise To 182

Newsdesk |
November 26, 2021

A medical college in Karnataka's Dharwad has become a COVID-19 cluster after the number of students and staff infected with coronavirus went up to 182 today from 66 a day before, officials said.Most of the people infected at the SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad were fully vaccinated against coronavirus, officials said, adding that a recent freshers' party organised inside the campus led to the outbreak.

New Delhi, 26 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV,On Thursday, the Covid test result of 66 fully vaccinated students and staff of the college had turned out to be positive following testing of over 300 students. More people from the college are being tested today. The samples of the infected people will be sent for genome sequencing. "The students were fully vaccinated... We will be sending a few samples for genome sequencing to check if there's a new variant," state health commissioner D Randeep said. The health commissioner said a freshers' party at the college on November 17 is responsible for the outbreak.Chairman of Manipal Hospital and member of Covid task force team in Karnataka Dr Sudarshan Ballal said the Covid cluster is a cause of concern.

Source -NDTV


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