Hyderabad: Around 36 students of Telangana Minority Residential School at Bandlaguda tested positive for COVID 19.
District health officials said after receiving information that some students at the school have been complaining of fever and body pain, they conducted Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) of around 165 individuals including teachers. The reports of 36 students came back positive. All the 19 teachers were tested negative.
School and health officials only allowed the students who had tested negative to return and have prescribed 14-day compulsory isolation at home for these children who tested positive.
Meanwhile, more than a hundred students from three government-run schools tested positive for the COVID 19 on Tuesday. It is the highest single-day infection in the area.
After 13 teachers, two staff at the Zila Parishad School in the Mancherial district tested positive, health officials screened more students, staff, and parents. Around 29 people including children tested positive. With this, the total number of cases increased to 50 in the Mancherial district.
In the Kamareddy district, 32 students of a government residential school were found positive for Covid-19
In the last week of February, the government allowed the reopening of school for Classes six to nine.
Meanwhile, the state recorded 247 COVID 19 cases on Tuesday taking the overall caseload to 3,01,769. Three more persons died of the disease on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 1,659.
A total of 158 people recovered from the disease and the state now has 2,101 persons under treatment, of whom 716 are under home or institutional quarantine.
Also, around 60,527 tests were conducted after a gap of four months. The GHMC area recorded 29 cases, Mancherial 45, Medchal Malkajgiri 41 and Kamareddy district 35 reads the medical bulletin on March 17.