11 students at hostel in EG test positive

Rajahmundry: Eleven students from the Social Welfare Boys’ Hostel under Gokavaram mandal in East Godavari district tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Tests were conducted on 42 students enrolled in Intermediate courses in various colleges and staying in the hostel. All affected students have been admitted to Rajahmundry Government General Hospital for treatment while the other students have been kept in isolation at the hostel.
Talking to TOI, Dr D Ravichandra from Korukonda Primary Health Centre said the warden of the hostel had a couple of days ago intimated that four students were running a fever. RT-PCR as well as malaria tests were conducted on all students at the hostel, Dr Ravichandra said.
He added that the managements of the three colleges have been told to keep the students of their colleges in isolation and conduct tests on them. The condition of all 11 students is stable, he said.

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