Tamil Nadu count rises to 309, second highest in country

Tamil Nadu count rises to 309, second highest in country

As many as 75 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu on Thursday and the total count rose to 309, a senior official said and the tally is the second highest in the country. Of the 75 cases reported today, 74 were returnees from a recent Tablighi Jamat congregation held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin West and another was a contact- a Chennai resident- of a person infected earlier, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh told .

A total of 264 persons who had attended the conference from the State in the national capital have so far tested positive for the contagion and 45 others have contact/travel history, she said.