Two VIMSAR Students Found Infected With Delta Variant

Bhubaneswar: Two out of the 21 samples of the students of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla, sent for genome sequencing, were found infected with the Delta variant of Covid-19, said official sources on Tuesday.

Notably, 22 MBBS students of the institute were first found infected with the virus on November 22. The students had developed symptoms of Covid-19 post the annual function UTKARASH-2021.

With the subsequent rise in cases, samples of 21 Covid infected students had been sent to the Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneswar for genome sequencing.