103 Residents Of Bengaluru Apartment Test Positive For COVID-19

Bengaluru: As many as 103 residents of an apartment complex in Bengaluru’s Bommanahalli area have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 after a recent party in the complex.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad has confirmed the development.

He said, “We have tested 1,052 residents of the apartment, one person is admitted to hospital and others are in quarantine. The BBMP had put in place various measures, including isolating and quarantining those who had tested positive and we have intensified contact tracing.”

The Bengaluru civic body has sent the samples to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) to determine the coronavirus strain that has infected the residents.

“The Samples have been collected and sent for genome sequencing to the NIMHANS laboratory to ascertain the virus variant'” he said, while adding that 96 people who have tested positive are above the age of 60.