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Super spreader: 67-year-old Kumbh Mela returnee infects 33 with Covid-19 in Bengaluru


Team Udayavani, May 13, 2021, 7:05 PM IST

Bengaluru: A 67-year-old woman who had visited the Kumbh Mela contracted Covid-19 in the first week of April and ended up infecting 33 more people in Bengaluru, a report by TOI has revealed.

Those infected, included 13 psychiatric patients at a hospital in West Bengaluru.

Reportedly, the old woman’s daughter-in-law who is a psychiatrist was treating 13 patients when she found out that her mother-in-law had tested positive for Covid-19. She got herself tested a few days later and was found positive as well but with no symptoms.

Upon this revelation, the BBMP officers from Nandini layout took the matter into their own hands and began the process of contact tracing.

The hospital in which the woman’s daughter-in-law was working also tested all the contacts, following which 13 of her patients including two staff members were found to be positive.

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