Seven new covid-19 cases reported in Tamil Nadu, state tally rises to 74

South India

Seven more people were tested positive for COVID 19 on Tuesday in Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of positive cases to 74. 


According to the report, the condition of all patients is stable 

Of the 74 cases, six were discharged from hospitals after recovery and one succumbed to the novel virus. 

According to the report, the latest cases include a 43-year old man with a travel history to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. He is admitted to the isolation ward in Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai.

In another case, a 28-year-old man working in Chennai, also tested positive for Covid-19 and admitted to Tiruvannamalai Medical College Hospital.

Meanwhile, three men, who returned to Villupuram after attending a Muslim congregation in Delhi, also tested positive and admitted to Villupuram Medical College Hospital.

Two men in Madurai, who have a travel history to Delhi, tested positive and admitted to Government Rajaji Hospital.

"Tamil Nadu has seven new COVID-19 cases. A 43-year-old male with travel history to Trivandrum, a 28-year-old male coworker of an earlier positive patient at Tiruvannamalai, three male patients at Vilupuram with travel history to history to Delhi, two male patients at Madurai Rajaji, travel history to Delhi. All patients are in isolation and stable," the National  Health Mission (NHM) tweeted.

On Monday, the state had witnessed 17 new COVID 19 positive cases.

On Monday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had said that the sudden rise in the number of cases in Tamil Nadu to a group of people, who returned from New Delhi. 

“A group of 1,500 people had gone to Delhi recently. Out of them, lab tests have been done for 981 persons so far. Many who were part of this group had infected this novel virus. Because of this, the number of corona positive cases have gone up in Tamil Nadu," he had said.

"Staying at home is the only remedy for this virus. So, people should extend full cooperation to the lockdown," he said.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease.

Starting from Tuesday midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. 

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.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 160 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.


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