Second coronavirus case reported in Tamil Nadu

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on March 18, 2020 Published on March 18, 2020

Cleaning staff wear masks while mopping to protect themselves in the wake of coronavirus, at Chennai airport.   -  PTI

The second coronavirus case in Tamil Nadu has been reported in Chennai. In a tweet, C Vijayabaskar, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, said, "#Coronaupdate: #RGGH, Chennai reports the 2nd positive case for #Covid19. The patient hails from Delhi, is in isolation & stable is under the observation of the expert team treating #Covid19.”

In another tweet, the minister said that the first Covid19 positive patient has been discharged from RGGH (Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital). He has completely recovered from the illness and back home.He will be home quarantined for two weeks.

The first case of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu was confirmed on March 7, 2020.


The minister in an earlier tweet this afternoon said that screened passengers for Covid-19 was 1,89,750; Under Followup - 2984; Beds in isolation wards - 1,120; current admissions - 32; samples tested - 222; negative-166, 1 Positive (Old) and under process- 55.

Published on March 18, 2020
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