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Bengaluru: 33 kids, one staffer tested Covid-19 positive in Whitefield school.

Thirty-three students and one staffer have been found positive at The International School Bangalore. The staff had taken two doses of vaccination. The case was reported when two children from Nagpur complained of fever and Covid-19 like symptoms. They were tested and found to be infected. Since it is a boarding school, all students and staff have been tested. 

There are 297 students and 200 staff members and all of them have been tested. Authority awaiting results of 174 tests. The kids are in high school and higher secondary grades. A 24×7 taluk health officer and institution medical officer is attending to the patients.  

Meanwhile, the school said they are shifting back to online schooling. There are some international students who will also travel back to their homes soon. They will switch to online classes,” said a senior management member. He, however, said 18 students have tested positive. Indus International School had two students, who are siblings, testing positive recently. It closed for four days and will reopen on Monday for offline classes. 

Single day rise of 10,549 new COVID-19 infections has pushed India’s cumulative total to 3,45,55,431.  

The single-day rise of 10,549 new COVID-19 infections has pushed India’s cumulative total to 3,45,55,431. Currently, the active cases stand at 1,10,133. As many as 488 fatalities in the past 24 hours took the death toll to 4,67,468. In the same time span, 9,868 recoveries were recorded and with that, the total number of recoveries reached 3,39,77,830.  

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 49 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 152 consecutive days now. The health ministry also said the active cases comprise 0.32 percent of the total infections while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.33 percent. A total of 63.71 cr Total Tests conducted so far in the country. The COVID-19 tally in India had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. 

Bengaluru: 33 kids, one staffer tested Covid-19 positive in Whitefield school.

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