Bangalore reported Over 60 cases of COVID-19 after a cluster was detected at a residential school near Electronic City. According to reports, the cluster reported at the Sri Chaitanya Girls’ Residential School, and around 58 students are under quarantine at the hostel’s premises. One student is under home quarantine, while one has been admitted to a hospital with a high fever. The police had the school shut down temporarily after the cases came to light.
Bengaluru District Health Officer G Srinivas said, “one girl had fever, vomiting and diarrhea. The girl is from Bellary. When they conducted a test, she was COVID-19 positive and admitted her to Bowring Hospital. Further, they conducted tests for 485 more students and 25 people tested positive in the Rapid Antigen Test. Further, 37 people tested positive when they conducted RT-PCR tests.”
Health officials quarantined all the students as per covid-19 protocol.
“All of them are asymptomatic and have quarantined them at the hostel as per COVID-19 protocol. They are yet to identify the source of infection. None of the students had gone out, and they tried to trace every last person. They traced the sanitary staff to see if anyone was the source, but they didn’t find anything. It could be that they might have caught the infection outside before they came into the school, and it manifested later.
Meanwhile, Karnataka registered 629 new COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths. Taking the caseload and death toll to 29.74 lakh and 37,763, respectively. 782 people discharged in the latest 24-hour period, pushing the total number of recoveries to 29.24 lakh. Active cases stood at around 12000. Bengaluru Urban accounted for the maximum number of 229 cases and six fatalities. Dakshina Kannada district bordering Kerala remained a major COVID-19 hotspot with 100 new infections and two deaths.