COVID-19 positive Tablighi attendee dies, TN toll reaches 2

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Chennai, April 4 (IANS) A 51-year-old male died on Saturday at a hospital in Villupuram due to Coronavirus infection, said an official.

“A male, aged 51-years, died at Villupuram hospital. He was one of the persons who had gone to Delhi to attend the Tablighi Jamaat conference last month,” a health department official told IANS.

This is the second Covid-19 death in Tamil Nadu. The first person, who died was from Madurai, and a contact of the person who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat conference.

As on Friday, Tamil Nadu reported a total of 411 Covid-19 positive cases. Out of that 364 persons had attended the Tablighi Jamaat’s conference.

According to Health Secretary Beela Rajesh, about 1,200 persons from the state have returned after attending the Tablighi Jamaat and throat swabs and blood samples have been taken from them for tests.

She said about 300 attendees of the conference have tested negative.

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