Karnataka: 66 medical students in university hostels test positive for COVID-19 amid third wave fear

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As schools and colleges have started to reopen in the country amid declining COVID-19 cases, there are reports that up to 66 students have tested positive for COVID-19 at two hostels in the country. SDM College of Medical Sciences located at Manjusreenagar in Dharwad, Karnataka.

Speaking to the media, Dharwad District Collector Nitish Patil said: “At least 60 students from SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad have tested positive for COVID-19. Test reports from 100 more students are awaited. Two foyers at the college have been sealed, “Patil says.

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All students continue their MBBS course at SDM Medical College. Forty of them had attended a meeting a few days ago organized in the premises of the college. All of the students received two doses of the vaccination and are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

Meanwhile, Karnataka on Thursday reported 306 new cases of COVID-19, 224 recoveries and two deaths. With this, the total number of cases in the state rose to 29,941,561. The total death toll in the state stands at 38,187.

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(With contributions from the agency)

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