As many as 85 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Nainital’s Gangarkote tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.

Deputy Collector, Rahul Sah said, “Initially, 11 students tested positive along the school staff was found Covid-19 infected. Following that Uttarakhand Health Department set up a testing camp and took 496 samples in which 85 children were found to be Covid-19 positive.

Apart from this, children are being isolated in the school itself and arrangements are being made for them, the children who came negative in the RTPCR test will have a rapid antigen test and following that they would be discharged.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand on Saturday reported four new Omicron cases taking a total of Omicron cases to eight, as per Central government data.