Bengaluru: At least six medicos of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute have tested positive for coronavirus for the second time in the past 3-4 months. Five of them are PG medicos and the sixth is an MBBS intern, Times of India reported.Also Read - Karnataka Covid: Govt Makes Two Doses Mandatory For Visitors To Avail Entry Into These Places | Deets Inside
The samples have been sent for genome sequencing.’ Also Read - Omicron Threat: 13 International Travellers Test Covid Positive in Hyderabad
One of the infected students is 24 years old and had recovered from Coronavirus in August. However, the patient has tested positive again and is undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Bengaluru. Also Read - 59 Students Among 69 Found COVID Positive at Karnataka School Amid Omicron Alarm, Premises Sealed
Talking to TOI, a doctor said, “As we know, 145 PG medicos have so far tested positive for COVID-19. Among them, five were re-infected. Another re-infected person was an intern at the hospital. Doctors pursuing post-graduation courses in BMCRI are frequently posted at covid wards. Hence, they are most vulnerable.”
Karnataka on Wednesday reported 784 new cases of COVID-19 and 6 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,24,137 and the death toll to 12,124. The day also saw 1,238 patients getting discharged after recovery. A total of over 1,47,88,491 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,34,173 were tested on Wednesday alone, and 11,136 among them were rapid antigen tests. Out of the 784 fresh cases reported today, 437 were from Bengaluru Urban alone.