The ORT school reported this Tuesday that they detected 18 new positive cases of coronavirus in the elementary school of its headquarters in the neighborhood of Belgrano, Buenos aires city. Thus, the total number of infections among students rose to 61, of which three correspond to the Delta variant and it is not ruled out that more will be confirmed in the coming hours.
«We are getting in touch again to inform you that 18 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the last four days in our Primary School, Belgrano headquarters, adding a total of 61 students who are currently affected and passing through the period of isolation “, specified the authorities of the ORT school through a statement.
In addition, because of the initial infections, it was decided to suspend face-to-face classes from Monday at the primary level and there are “several bubbles of male and female students who are isolated in their homes.” “As of Monday, September 13, we will maintain the pedagogical continuity of all our students at the Primary level of Sede Belgrano through our virtual proposal”, they contributed in the text.
In addition, at least one gymnastics teacher who teaches primary and secondary school was diagnosed with the virus and other secondary school students also had to be isolated. While waiting for new results, parents and authorities are considering the possibility that the number of infections will rise to more than 100 and the number of cases with the Delta variant will also expand, of which two more have already been confirmed although it has not yet been confirmed. made official.
Last Saturday it was confirmed that three children, two of them 7 years old and one 9, were diagnosed with the variant originating in India after the samples were analyzed in the Virology laboratory of the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital. After this, other samples were sent to the Malbrán Institute for genomic sequencing of the PCRs.