Govt geared up for any eventuality: TN Health Minister

Chennai: With Covid-19 cases increasing at an alarming rate and experts cautioning about a bigger spread in the State, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar has said there has been an opinion that positive cases may further increase and the government was fully geared up to tackle that eventuality as well.

Speaking to the media, he said that previously about 99 per cent of those who tested positive were asymptomatic and now it has come down to 86 per cent.

Also, these days, people present with symptoms like body pain, cough, breathlessness and high temperature, he said adding the State has over 50 per cent recovery rate. While 14,982 samples were tested on Monday, totally 6,07,952 specimens have so far been examined.

Tamilnadu on Monday reported 1,562 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths pushing the infection count to 33,229 and toll to 286, the government said.

Of the fresh cases, the state capital accounted for 1,149 with its tally rising 23,298, a health department bulletin said. Tamilnadu, which has been reporting 1,000 plus cases for the past several days, recorded 1,515 infections on Sunday and on Monday 1,562, a new high for single day tally.


NT Bureau