Tamilnadu reports 1,568 fresh Covid-19 cases,19 deaths

by National | 04-09-2021 | 601 views

Tamil Nadu recorded 1,568 fresh Covid-19 infections for the second consecutive day and 19 deaths on yesterday. The infection count has increased in 20 out of the 37 districts in the state. The overall caseload is now 26.19 lakh till date. With over 1,657 people getting discharged over the last 24 hours, the recovery stood at 25,68,161. Coimbatore reported 239 cases, while Chennai recorded 162 Covid-19 cases.

Three days after schools in the state reopened for classes IX-XII, the Covid-19 test results of two students and a teacher have come back positive in separate cases reported from Cuddalore, Namakkal and Ariyalur districts. Cuddalore district collector K Balasubramaniam said a government secondary school teacher who had taken both doses of the Covid vaccine has tested positive. “She reached school at 9 am on September 1. She wasn’t feeling well and went to the waiting room without interacting with any student and was later sent home. Her test results came back positive on Thursday night,” he said, adding that the entire campus was sanitised and that all other teachers and students have tested negative.

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