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110 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Tamil Nadu, all linked to Tablighi Jamaat meet

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In a major cause of concern, as many as 110 people who returned to Tamil Nadu from Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.

The fresh cases have taken the total case count in the southern state to 234, a top health department official said.

This comes as a huge jump in the COVID-19 cases as Tamil Nadu recorded the highest number of new cases in a single day so far.

Health secretary Beela Rajesh told reporters in Chennai that 110 people, hailing from 15 districts of Tamil Nadu, have tested positive for the virus.

All of them had participated in the Delhi religious congregation and the tally of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu now stood at 234, the secretary added.

Around 1,500 people from Tamil Nadu had attended the event last month and of them over 1,131 have returned to Tamil Nadu so far.

All new coronavirus positive cases are linked to Delhi’s Nizamuddin event.

The health secretary also said that tracing of the Tablighi Jamaat attendees is underway, however, many of them have given mobile numbers that are either switched off or unavailable.

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