The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 38 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in its territory on Wednesday that has taken the total number of the infection cases to 1,242 so far including the active, recovered, and deceased patients. Along with count on the fresh cases, the state has recorded two new fatalities succumbed to the virus through which the death toll in the state currently stands at 14.
In place of Health Secretary, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijayabaskar has addressed the reporters during which he put out the developments concerning the outbreak in the state. He said that the state has added 38 more cases on Wednesday of which 34 have tested positive for the virus through the single source event in Delhi. The state government has issued the official figures of the outbreak in its territory.
38 more #COVID19 cases reported in Tamil Nadu today, of these 34 are those who attended "single source event in Delhi" & their contacts. Total coronavirus cases in the state now at 1242, including 1113 who attended "single source event in Delhi" & their contacts: State Government pic.twitter.com/l13BMlb5Rn— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2020
According to the official figures, the state has screened 2,10, 538 passengers till date and 21,994 samples have been tested so far of which 1,204 were tested positive as of Tuesday and current reportings of 38 fresh cases have increased the total number of affected cases to 1,242 and of these positive cases, what has become the third-highest number in India, 1,113 people have attended the single source event in Delhi that was organized last month.
Vijayabaskar stated that a 47-year-old male had died at Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai and a 59-year-old male had passed away at the private hospital on Wednesday taking the total number of deaths in the state to 14 so far. The state has recorded with 118 recoveries so far.
On Tuesday, the state had reported 31 fresh cases. affected by the virus which has been recorded as the lowest single-day rise in the number of cases in the state since March 31st and of these 31 cases, 21 people have been tested positive for the virus due to the single source event and it also has recorded one fatality.
With the current numbers, Tamil Nadu is the third Indian state to have the most positive cases after Maharashtra and Delhi that had reported 2687 and 1561 respectively, according to the Union Health Ministry. As of Wednesday evening, the state has reported 1,242 positive cases of which 1,110 are active patients while 118 people have been recovered and discharged and fourteen have succumbed to the virus. The positive cases include both Indian and foreign nationals and are getting treated across the state.