At least 29 students of civic-run King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra, have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of these, 27 students were fully vaccinated against the disease.
Of the infected students, 23 are second-year MBBS students while six are in their first year, officials said.
Two of the students have been admitted to Seven Hills Hospital in the city for treatment while the other students have been asked to quarantine.
A total of 1,100 students are pursuing the MBBS course from the college. All the 29 students who were tested have been infected with Covid, said KEM hospital dean Dr Hemant Deshmukh.
Several colleges and schools have started opening up as coronavirus cases continue to decline and vaccinations pick up pace. However, recent cases of students testing Covid positive have surfaced from different parts of the country.
This week, a residential school in Karnataka’s Bengaluru became a COVID-19 cluster after 60 of its nearly 500 students tested positive. Two were found to be symptomatic and the school has been shut till October 20.