Reportedly seventeen new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in tamilnadu as on monday morning, recording the biggest single-day increase in the number of positive cases in the state so far. The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in tamil Nadu stands at 67, of which 4 have recovered and one has died.
When addressing a press meet, chief minister edappadi k palaniswami said that out of the 17 new cases, 10 belong to Erode district. He also said that over 1000 persons from tamilnadu had attended a conference in New delhi, leading to the spike in the number of cases in Erode. This was a conference conducted by the Tableeghi Jamath in Nizamuddin in New Delhi. According to the health Department, five new cases have been recorded in chennai, one in madurai and one in Karur district. The Karur patient was tested at Thiruvarur. Ten cases have been reported in Erode district, while five have been recorded in chennai, one in madurai and one in Karur.
He said “The only solution to this is social distancing. We are now in Stage 1 and stage 2. The media has to help us spread this message. This is a matter of life. people don't know about this. We have been giving messages to increase awareness”. He further reiterated the importance of social-distancing. “We don't know what medicine to give for this disease. What can we give? Even developed countries have not found a medicine for this. We don't want to mention any medicine which you will take and be forced to go to the hospital". Earlier on sunday, 8 new cases were reported in tamilnadu 4 in coimbatore and 4 in Erode. This included a 10-month-old baby.