Despite rolling out the preventive measures, apparatus, and restrictions to contain the Coronavirus, the state of Tamil Nadu has reported with three new cases on Sunday making the total number of positive cases in the state to climb up to nine so far. Health Minister Vijayabaskar has issued the conformity concerning the latest development through Twitter on Sunday night amid the Janata curfew.
On Sunday, Tamil Nadu has joined the entire nation to observe the curfew of self-isolation to practice the social distancing to combat the global pandemic. The people across the state had stayed indoors as the state has been under lockdown. However, the state has recorded three new cases on Sunday alone putting the numbers to nine. According to the Health Minister, a 64-year-old woman, who had arrived in the state recently from California, United States, tested positive for the virus and she has currently been treated at the Government Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai.
#coronaupdate: 2 new positive cases of #Covid19. 64 Y F, traveled from California, under isolation at Stanley Med College. 43 Y M, returned from Dubai, under isolation at Tirunelveli Med College. Both the pts are stable. @MoHFW_INDIA #Vijayabaskar— Dr C Vijayabaskar (@Vijayabaskarofl) March 22, 2020
The second patient was identified as a 45-year-old man who is a native of Tirunelveli. He has recently arrived at Madurai International Airport from Dubai and took the road to reach his native place. He has been tested positive for the virus and currently admitted to the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital. Vijayabaskar asserted that both patients are doing stable. The reports have stated that he traveled in a car from Madurai airport to Tirunelveli along with a co-passenger and he stayed with his friend. After having the conformity that he has shown positive for the virus, the co-passenger and his friend with whom he stayed have been kept under quarantine to contain the spread.
Adding to them, a 26-year-old woman, who is a native of Coimbatore, had tested positive for the virus in the morning hours of Sunday. She had a travel history to Spain and she arrived in Bengaluru recently from one of the worst-hit European countries. After arriving in Bengaluru, she took the train and reached Coimbatore. She has now tested positive and has been quarantined and admitted to the ESI Hospital in Coimbatore for further treatments.
By having these three new cases, the state has recorded with nine cases positive for this micro menace, which has become a global threat. Of these nine positive cases, one has been recovered and discharged from the hospital while the rest have been under quarantine and getting treated across the state. These cases were reported last week while the state government has been strengthening the measures to contain the virus. So far, the state has performed screening for over two lakh passengers at the airports in its territory and it has placed 9400 people under home quarantine.
About 198 passengers, who are asymptomatic for the virus have been kept under quarantine at the facility installed near the airports. According to the Health Minister, as of Sunday, the state has collected 443 samples in which 352 returned negative while seven cases have been tested positive whereas 84 samples are under process to deliver the result.