An apartment complex in Bengaluru has
become a COVID-19 hotspot, after a party earlier this month led to 103 people getting
infected with the coronavirus and subsequently being quarantined, PTI reported health officials as saying.

In another incident, 40 out of 210 students studying in Bengaluru’s Manjushree College of Nursing tested positive for COVID-19.

The majority of people concerned and present at the party in SNN Raj Lakeview apartment, located in the city’s Bommanahalli area, were young and asymptomatic, and have
all been quarantined at home, as per news agency ANI.

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ANI further reported that Among the 103 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and were quarantined, 96 have been stated to be above the age of 60 by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner. 

The building, in its entirety, has been sanitised.

On February 6, approximately 45
people had attended a party in the complex. The fallout first began when a man,
alongside his wife, was found to be COVID-19 positive as the couple proceeded
to get checked for the virus in order to get certificates to travel outside the

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Alerted by the two, others who attended
the party too got tested. As of Tuesday, the number of those infected remained
at 103.

Reportedly, two marriage anniversary
parties took place in the concerned complex on February 6 and 7 consecutively.

Bengaluru at large also saw a spike
in number of infections, as 306 new cases on Tuesday accounted for a vast majority of the
438 fresh cases in the state of Karnataka. Active cases, too, rose to 4,067, as
per a health department bulletin.

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Nationwide number of new cases have
been clocking close to 10,000 per day, compared to the peak COVID-19 infection phase
in 2020 which saw almost one lakh cases being reported on a daily basis.