Concern after Covid cases shoot up in Tamil Nadu

Chennai accounts for nearly 50 percent of the state's covid burden

COVID, Tamil Nadu
Keep a look out for Covid-19 symptoms among children, suggests health minister

With rising fresh covid cases in Tamil Nadu , the state government has intensified the preventive measures, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ma. Subramanian said on Thursday and made an appeal to the people to watch out for symptoms and seek medical advice on time.

Admitting that the state is beginning to witness a gradual increase in Covid-19 cases, he said that Chennai alone accounted for nearly 50 percent of Tamil Nadu’s total infections on a daily basis.

“About 2,225 people have been infected by the Coronavirus in Chennai and nearly 90 percent of them are undergoing treatment in home isolation,” the Minister said.

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Speaking to reporters after inspecting the treatment being provided to the people at a cluster area in Adyar Zone, Subramanian said BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants are the most common virus strain in the state.

He made an appeal to the parents of school-going children to look out for Covid-19 symptoms among the kids on a regular basis and accordingly take appropriate steps.

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“This precaution would ensure timely medical intervention besides prevent the infected child from spreading the contagion to others,” the Minister claimed.

(With Agency Inputs)