A COVID-19 alert was sounded after 10 people were found positive for the coronavirus in an apartment complex in Bengaluru, officials said on Monday.
The 10 cases were reported at the the SJR Watermark Apartments, which comprises nine blocks with around 1,500 residents, from February 15 to 22, a statement from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (city municipal corporation) commissioner N Mnajunath Prasad confirmed.
Six contagious blocks of the apartment complex have been declared as containment zones, an official said.
He said nine mobile teams were deployed yesterday and 500 RT-PCR samples taken and results expected today.
Sanitisation has been carried out in the apartment premises and a health team with four doctors has been deployed.
Earlier, an apartment in Bengaluru became a COVID hotspot after 103 people were found infected. They were home quarantined as a majority of them were young and asymptomatic.
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On Monday, Karnataka reported a total of 317 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 948,466. 5 fatalities in the same period took the total death toll to 12,299.
Bengaluru Urban district leads the state in terms of number of cases, with a total of 403,943.