The faculty of colleges in Chennai want the government to hold the managements of their institutions responsible for reporting Covid-19 cases and contact tracing on campus.
Some of them contracted Covid, which led to the spike. Of the 140 cases on Thursday, 78 are from Hidden Valley.
The state Health Minister shot off a letter to Additional Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra to issue instructions to Sambalpur Collector and chief district medical officer.
26 wards of an orphanage and 33 garment workers from a factory situated on the Bengaluru-Narasapura highway have tested positive for the deadly virus.
The RMO said that 12 students had been sent home with their parents after receiving an undertaking that they will be put under home quarantine while the other 40 students are being treated
R value represents the number of people one patient can infect and the number above one means the number of infection is rising.
Until last week, the statewide hospitalisations were below 1,300 and a sharp rise was seen in GHMC limits that reported 91 cases, contributing a major chunk to the State's COVID tally.
The civic body has ordered those who test positive for Covid-19 on the campus should be kept in isolation in separate rooms of a single hostel.
On Thursday, a couple of students of a school in Shamshabad had mild symptoms when the school decided to get all 846 students and around 40-50 staff members tested.
The Collector further informed that the schools that are not adopting the Standard Operating Procedure for Covid-19 are being fined.
The five-day lockdown will be enforced across Victoria state to prevent the virus spreading from the state capital, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said.
With 13 large Covid clusters across Thiruvananthapuram, the district is one of the worst hit by the pandemic in the state.