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130 students from Class 1 to 10 test Covid positive in Karnataka

Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner Akshy Sridhar said that as many as 173 students were attached to M.V. Shetty College in Kavoor following the incident. All students returning from Kerala were also tested.

IANS Edited by: IANS
Bengaluru Published on: December 07, 2021 14:11 IST
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130 students from Class 1 to 10 test Covid positive in Karnataka

Highlights

  • Only two students have tested positive for Covid in Bengaluru
  • As many as 92 cases are reported from Chikkamagalur's Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya residential school
  • The swab samples of students have also been sent for genomic testing.

As many 130 children studying in Class 1 to 10 in schools across Karnataka have tested positive for Covid-19 so far, according to the latest statistics released by the office of the Commissioner of Public Instruction on Monday.

A maximum of 92 cases are reported from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya residential school in Chikkamagalur. Meanwhile, seven students have tested positive for Covid in Chamarajanagar district and 11 in Kodagu district, bordering Kerala. Only two students have tested positive for Covid in Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, a private nursing college in Mangaluru has been sealed down following nine students testing positive on Monday.

Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner Akshy Sridhar said that as many as 173 students were attached to M.V. Shetty College in Kavoor following the incident. All students returning from Kerala were also tested.

Initially three students tested positive and later four more. On Monday, two more tested positive. All of the infected students have been isolated and their primary contacts are also been tracked and quarantined. The infected students will be retested for Covid-19.

The swab samples of students have also been sent for genomic testing.

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