COVID-19: Tamil Nadu reports with two new cases taking the tally to 29!

The state of Tamil Nadu has reported with two more cases positive for the Coronavirus in the evening hours of Thursday putting the total number of affected cases to 29 so far and the state has marked three confirmed cases on Thursday including these two and the one that was reported hours before.

According to the health department, the two latest cases were a 24-year-old man who returned from London and a 65-year-old Chennai woman who came in contact with the London return. Both of them were tested positive for the virus and getting treated at the Kilpauk Medical College hospital in Chennai and kept under isolation.

Hours before these two cases were reported, a 24-year-old man who arrived in Trichy from Dubai was also tested positive for the pandemic and he has been treated at the Viswanatham Government Medical College hospital in Trichy. Health Minister Vijayabaskar said that the patient is in isolation and doing stable and three cases on Thursday has increased the numbers of 29 and these cases were reported exactly one day after the state had recorded the highest single-day rise in the affected cases. On Wednesday, the state had seen eight cases getting added to its count amid the lockdown.


On Thursday, the health minister tweeted that the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given its approval to install the fourth private testing lab for the Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu and this lab would be set up at Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research in Porur, Chennai. According to the reports, the Central Ministry had earlier consented to set up eight viral testing labs in the government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu.

As of Thursday, the state has recorded 29 cases and of these 29 cases, 27 are the active cases with one being recovered and discharged and the other patient had died in Madurai, making the state to mark its first fatality due to the virus and the rest of the cases have been treated across the state, that has been going through severe lockdown and curfew and the state government has extended the lockdown till April 14th, 2020 to grip up its fight against the spread of the Coronavirus.