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Coronavirus: 57 New Cases In Tamil Nadu, 50 Of Them Were Part Of Congregation At Markaz Nizamuddin

All The People Have Been Admitted To Medical College Hospitals In Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Chennai And Namakkal And Are Stable, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 31 Mar 2020, 10:35:33 PM

The total number of coronavirus cases stood at 124 in Tamil Nadu. (Photo Credit: IANS)

New Delhi:

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday saw around 57 new coronavirus positive cases, the highest spike in a single day so far. Out of these 57 people, 50 had attended the religious congregation at Markaz Nizamuddin in Delhi recently, the government said. The total number of coronavirus cases stood at 124 in Tamil Nadu, with at least 77 of them having links to the recent gathering held in the national capital. While the government confirmed seven new cases earlier in the day (of which five men had visited Delhi to take part in a religious congregation), Health Minister C Vijayabaskar confirmed 50 more new cases on his twitter handle.

All the people have been admitted to medical college hospitals in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Chennai and Namakkal and are stable, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said.

The government said that of the approximately 1,500 people who took part in the meet in Delhi, 1,131 had returned, about 800 were traced and 300 could not be found so far and the rest were quarantined by authorities in Delhi.

The government also said efforts were afoot to ‘isolate’ all the participants of the conference from Tamil Nadu soon to stem the further spread of the contagion.

A day after Chief Minister K Palaniswami said a number of people from Tamil Nadu -part of a group of about 1,500 people- who had been to Delhi recently to attend a meet were infected, the government said that of the seven fresh cases, five men had a travel history to the national capital.

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Asked if the five were part of the Tamil Nadu group that attended a religious congregation in Delhi, an official replied in the affirmative. Tablighi Jamaat had held a conference in Delhi recently.

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 31 Mar 2020, 10:02:33 PM