Chennai , Mar 12(BPNS)
Tamil Nadu recorded its first Covid 19 death after November 2022 in Tiruchi on Saturday. A 27 year old man who was admitted to a private hospital in Tiruchi passed away due to Covid related illness.
The man identified as Chinthamani who is a native of Tiruchi and employed in Bengaluru was admitted in Tiruchi after he had reached from Goa to his native place three days before.
Deputy Director of Health services, Tamil Nadu , Dr. A. Subramani while speaking to IANS said ,” He had reached Tiruchi from Goa three days before and after falling I’ll he was admitted in a hospital at Tiruchi “
Doctor Subramani said that the 27 year old did not show any visible co morbidities we found it suspicious. He said that samples collected from the deceased was sent for genomic sequencing at State Public health laboratory and the results are awaited.
The family members of the deceased Chinthamani was directed by the state health department to isolate themselves.
It may be recalled that the state health Minister Ma Subramanian has the other day called upon the people of the state to adhere to Covid 19 protocols including using of masks, safe distancing and frequent washing of hands.