A total of 229 students of a public school hostel in Maharashtra’s Washim district have tested coronavirus positive, an official said on Thursday.
Four school staffers have also tested positive, the official said, adding the area has been declared a containment zone.
Altogether 327 students from various districts in Vidarbha region reside at the hostel of the Bhavna Public School.
Risod tehsildar Ajit Shelar said that the students had joined the Washim hostel on February 14.
Twenty one students tested positive in the first few days after which RT-PCR tests of all the 327 students were conducted, he said.