48 new corona cases in Tamilnadu, total 738

Chennai: As many as 48 people, including 42 returnees from the Delhi Tablighi Jamaat meet, tested positive for coronavirus in Tamilnadu today, taking the total number of cases to 738.

Speaking to the media, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh also announced the death of a 45-year old man, who succumbed to Covid-19 in Vellore on Tuesday. He had come into contact with a coronvirus positive patient, she said.

Of the 48 new cases, a total of 42, including a Malaysian national, were same source contact, she said.

Beela Rajesh said the government’s objective was to ensure that the spread of the virus does not enter the third stage and the health department personnel were working in that direction.


NT Bureau