Madurai/Trichy: The ten southern districts of the state reported 371 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday. In Theni district, health officials said that 10 students of a government school tested Covid-19 positive.
A total of 31 new Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday in Theni, taking the active cases to 92 in the district. “One student of a panchayat union school in Andipatti showed symptoms and he tested positive for Covid-19. We tested samples of 40 contacts and 10 have tested positive,” said a health official. The official added that one student of another government aided school in Theni tested positive and samples have been collected from 300 contacts. The test results are awaited with fears of a possible cluster emerging.
In Madurai, a total of 37 new Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday and with 41 recoveries, the number of active cases dropped to 328. With 255 recoveries on Thursday, active cases in the region touched 2,599 .
Meanwhile, Trichy recorded 93 fresh cases and 64 recoveries pushing up the number of active cases to 661. The nine central districts reported 190 fresh cases. The number of active cases in the region touched 1,155. After a long gap one death was recorded in Tiruvarur district.