Eight more test positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu; Tally reaches 26

South India

CHENNAI: Eight more persons in Tamil Nadu have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 26. 


On Wednesday, Tamil Nadu marked first COVID-19 death in the state. A 54-year-old man from Madurai, who was the 12th in the state's list to test positive, lost his life.

He was isolated and was undergoing treatment at Madurai Rajaji Government General Hospital.

As per the report, he had a medical history of prolonged illness with steroid dependent COPD, uncontrolled Diabetes with Hypertension.

As per the report, the first patient to test positive in the state has been discharged, while the second is soon to be discharged. 

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 606.

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi said that it is vital to break the chain of the disease and experts have said that at least 21 days are needed for it. Social distancing is the only option to deal with the disease.

The Prime Minister said the lockdown has drawn a "Lakshman Rekha" in every home and people should stay indoors for their own protection and for that of their families.


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