Three more Covid-19 positive cases were reported in Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of cases in the state to 29. A 24-year-old man, who returned from Dubai, is isolated and treated in Trichy Government General Hospital.
A 24-year-old man who returned from London and his contact, 65-year-old woman, were quarantined at the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital in Chennai.
Wednesday saw the biggest spike in the number ever since the outbreak began in March with eight people testing positive in a single day. The state reported five positive cases on Tuesday. Four Indonesian nationals, their tourist guide, 18-year-old contact of the 2nd patient who arrived here by train from Delhi, 66-year-old contact of the Thai nationals and 63-year-old Dubai returnee tested positive.
A 40-year-old man, who had been admitted to the isolation ward of Kanyakumari Government Medical College Hospital (KGMCH) at Aasaripallam with coronavirus symptoms, died on Thursday.
Sources in the hospital said the patient, a resident of Kodimunai village in Kanyakumari have returned to his native from Kuwait on March 3.
The Tamil Nadu police has booked over 1,200 people for violations relating to the Section 144 CrPC order in the state, in force to implement a lockdown ordered by the state government as part of its fight against the spread of coronavirus.
Police personnel continued to patrol roads and kept an eye on violators to persuade them to confine themselves to their homes, and continued to adopt novel ways to create public awareness as well as punish violators.