79 extra COVID-19 circumstances reported from IIT Madras, tally now 183

Chennai: Seventy 9 extra folks have examined optimistic for coronavirus on the Indian Institute of Expertise-Madras campus right here, taking the tally within the establishment to 183, a senior well being official stated on Tuesday.

Out of the 978 samples lifted from the IIT-M since December 1, a complete of 183 folks have examined optimistic until date and outcomes for 25 specimens alone had been but to be acquired, Tamil Nadu Well being Secretary, J Radhakrishnan stated.


From 104 on Monday, with the addition of 79 extra optimistic circumstances, the IIT-M’s COVID-19 tally stood at 183.

For testing, as many as 539 samples had been taken on Monday alone which incorporates employees along with college students and from this batch, 79 examined optimistic, he stated.

The general positivity fee vis-a-vis the establishment has nevertheless gone all the way down to 15 per cent from about 20 per cent seen earlier, he stated.

A majority of these affected had been college students and the remainder being folks like employees in canteens. All of them are being handled on the government-run King’s Institute of Preventive Drugs and Analysis right here.


Following the outbreak, the institute shut all its departments and lessons had been being held on-line.

Allaying fears over additional unfold of the virus within the space, the official informed reporters that IIT-M was solely a localised cluster.

Earlier, comparable localised outbreaks had been witnessed elsewhere like in a big textile retailer and in a gathering for a feast and therefore, folks ought to put on masks all the time with out fail and observe all different norms to assist forestall the virus unfold, he stated.

Testing can be finished for these related to amenities like canteens in instructional establishments and mansions for early identification of optimistic circumstances and remedy, he stated.


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