COVID ‘superspreader’ becomes party of medical college, patients almost tripled in a single day

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The health commissioner said that a freshers’ party at the college on November 17 is responsible for the outbreak. Officials said that the Kovid-positive patients who have mild or no symptoms are being treated inside the premises.

Bangalore:

Karnataka A fresher’s party held at a medical college in Dharwad has wreaked havoc there. The number of Kovid patients there has almost tripled in a single day and the college has become a COVID-19 cluster. Officials said that the number of students infected with coronavirus in the college has increased from 66 to 182 now.

According to the official, most of the infected people had been given both doses of the Kovid vaccine and were fully vaccinated. Officials said that the outbreak was caused by a fresher’s party held inside the college recently. Samples of infected people have been sent for genome sequencing to check whether a new variant is behind the latest outbreak.

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After a fresher’s party at SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad, when the Kovid test reports of 300 students came on Thursday, 66 students, who were fully vaccinated, were found positive.

Officials said that the infected have been kept in quarantine inside the college premises and two hostels have been sealed as a precaution. The state health department will conduct tests (clinical and non-clinical) of over 3,000 staff and students in the college and hospital today.

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The health commissioner said that a freshers’ party at the college on November 17 is responsible for the outbreak. Officials said that the Kovid-positive patients who have mild or no symptoms are being treated inside the premises.

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