District bordering Kerala on high alert after 32 students test Covid positive


Team Udayavani, Oct 28, 2021, 7:25 PM IST

Kodagu: Karnataka district bordering Kerala is on high alert after 32 students of a in Kodagu tested positive for Covid-19.

The district used to initially report eight to 10 Covid cases, but the daily count now has increased to about 30.

As students of a residential school near Madikeri, developed cold, cough symptoms since over a week, 270 of them were tested, of which 22 were infected.

Another 10 students tested positive in the tests conducted later.

All students have been quarantined and the school is sealed.

The entire staff of 40 members have also been tested. The health department has asked people not to panic and stated that it is not connected with a third wave.

District Health Officer (DHO) Venkatesh said all students who tested positive were asymptomatic.

(With inputs from IANS)

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