Days after Tamil Nadu heaved a sigh of relief as the first patient infected by coronavirus tested negative, the state on Wednesday (March 18) reported the second positive case.
State Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar, in a tweet, confirmed this and said the patient hailed from Delhi. He has been discharged after treatment at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai. He will be on home quarantine for two weeks.
#Coronaupdate: #RGGH, Chennai reports the 2nd positive case for #Covid19. The Pt hails from Delhi, is in isolation & stable is under the observation of the expert team treating #Covid19. #TNHealth @MoHFW_INDIA #Vijayabaskar
— Dr C Vijayabaskar (@Vijayabaskarofl) March 18, 2020
The minister said the patient was stable and under observation of experts. Reports said the patient, a native of Kancheepuram, came from Muscat via Delhi.