New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 positive students in Gujarat National Law University on Tuesday has touched 64 after nine more students tested positive, a health department official said.
Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kalpesh Goswami said that the infected students are those who met physically for the first time after offline classes resumed on April 4.
Not even one of them requires hospitalisation and all have been kept in separation in the establishment’s lodging, with three teams monitoring their health round the clock, Goswami said.
“So far, some 700 students and staff of the university have been screened for the virus, and 64 students have tested positive. After offline classes resumed, students arrived at the campus from their home states and the virus may have spread as they interacted with each other,” the official explained.
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Goswami added that a few samples have been sent for genome sequencing to find out the Covid variant involved.
Unexpectedly of the 35 COVID-19 cases detected in the state on Monday, Gandhinagar led with 19.
Talking about new cases of infection, 115 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the state between April 4 and 10. This is 89 percent more than the previous week.
According to Dr. Neeraj Nischal, an additional professor, the department of medicine at AIIMS, the virus is still present in the environment, as reported by TOI.
“The virus is still present in the environment. Therefore, we may continue to see infections caused by it. That should not be a cause of concern at all if the rate of hospitalisations due to Covid remains low,” said Neeraj.
(With PTI inputs)
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