DHARWAD: As many as 116 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 at SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital at Sattur in Dharwad on Friday. On Thursday, 66 students had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and now the tally has risen to 182.
It has been learnt that the students contracted the virus after they participated in a college event on November 17 at D. Veerendra Heggade Kalakshetra on the college premises. Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil has said that the parents who had participated in the event should also get tested for the Covid-19.
More than 690 people in the SDM premises have been subjected to RTPCR and RAT tests. The samples have been sent to the Covid laboratories of KIMS, DIMHANS and SDM. Their reports are awaited.
The district administration has sealed down two hostels of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital.