Exactly moments after the Tamil Nadu government has extended the statewide curfew till April 14th to tighten its mechanisms to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, the state has reported with the new positive case for the pandemic in its territory that had put up the total number of affected cases to 27.
Tamil Nadu state health minister C Vijayabaskar has issued the conformity about the new positive case. According to the minister, the fresh case was reported from Trichy district where a 24-year-old male who arrived in the city from Dubai was tested positive for the virus. The Minister stated that the patient has been admitted at the government hospital in Trichy and he has been isolated and doing stable.
With the new case, the state has hit a total of 27 and of these 27, about 16 cases were reported in the past three days when the state has been going through the complete lockdown to contain the spread. On Wednesday, the state recorded eight cases which had become the highest single-day rise and most of the patients who were tested positive for the virus had different travel histories in their accounts.
According to the state health minister, the three cases were reported on the night hours of Wednesday and these cases include an 18-year-old male, a 63-year-old male who returned from Dubai, and a 66-year-old male and currently, they have been isolated and doing stable. Of these three, 18-year-old and 66-year-old had come with contact to the positive cases that were reported earlier in the state.
On Morning hours of Wednesday, the Health Minister revealed that the state has reported with five cases and all these five were tested positive at Salem Medical College. Of these five, four are Indosenian nationals while the other was a travel guide from Chennai. According to the minister, all five were under quarantine at Salem Medical College since March 22nd.
#Review: #COVID19 video conference with Union Health Minister Hon’ble @drharshvardhan to discuss & review current status, our preparedness, measures to manage & contain #COVID19. @MoHFW_INDIA @CMOTamilNadu #TNHealth #Vijayabaskar #TN_Together_AgainstCorona pic.twitter.com/VbNAAhnXKk— Dr C Vijayabaskar (@Vijayabaskarofl) March 26, 2020
In the wee hours of Wednesday, when the state marked the first day of its lockdown period, a 54-year-old patient, who was tested positive for the virus on Monday, succumbed to the pandemic at Rajaji government hospital in Madurai where he was getting treated. He was identified with no travel histories and the minister stated that he came in contact with the Thailand nationals who are admitted to Erode. As of Thursday evening, the state has reported with 27 positive cases with one has been recovered and discharged and one was expired while the rest have been quarantined and getting treated across the state. On Thursday, Health Minister Vijayabaskar held a meet with Union Health Minister Harshvardhan through video conference to discuss and review the current status and preparedness to contain the spread of the global pandemic.