As TN enters second day of total lockdown, no. of corona cases on rise

Tamil Nadu today entered the second day of the four-day total lockdown called by the State government. Even as a reduction is expected in the number of cases, a further 64 persons were infected with Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu on Sunday to take the total number of positive persons to 1,885.

The 64 Covid-19 positive cases included 28 people in Chennai; 15 in Madurai; 7 in Virudhunagar and 4 each in Namakkal and Villupuram, according to government data.

Fifteen members of a family living in a multi-storey building in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar tested positive on Saturday. A recent prayer meeting attended by them in the same building is blamed for the infections.

Corporation officials suspected a couple among them, both sanitary workers, as the source of infection. All the infected people are below the age of 40. The family members lived in different floors of the three-storey building and the prayer meet was held on the ground floor recently.

According to Health department, 64 persons (39 male and 25 female) tested positive in the state taking the total tally of positive cases to 1,885 (1,279 male, 606 female).

Included in the list of positive cases on Sunday were 8 children aged less than 15. A total of 110 children (59 male, 51 female) in the age group of 0-12 have been infected in the state till date.

The number of Covid-19 suspected individuals in isolation ward admission is 1,838. While 29,056 persons are in home quarantine, 26 are in government quarantine facilities, the data said.

On Sunday, one Covid-19 patient died taking the total death due to the virus to 24. The bulletin said those between the age group of 13-60 were the most affected in the State with the maximum number of cases (1554) falling within that age bracket.

Out of the total 1,885 cases in Tamil Nadu, 1,279 were men and 606 were women. Further, 110 children under the age of 12 have been affected by Coronavirus.

On Saturday, chaotic scenes prevailed at markets and shops on Saturday in major cities in Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai, as people scrambled to stock up on essentials ahead of the four-day “complete lockdown” beginning at 6 a.m on Sunday