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IIT Madras turns into Covid-19 cluster with 55 people testing positive

Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J.Radhakrishnan said the tests are being conducted in the 19 hostels in IITM complex. The infection rate is higher in a hostel that has students from other states

IIT Madras

Out of 1,420 persons, 55 have tested positive

IANS Chennai
With 25 more testing positive, the total number of persons infected with Coronavirus in the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) has gone up to 55, said Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J.Radhakrishnan.
According to him, the tests are being conducted in the 19 hostels in IITM complex. The infection rate is higher in a hostel that has students from other states.
Out of 1,420 persons, 55 have tested positive.
He also said the government will be increasing the number of Covid-19 tests from the current 18,000 to 25,000 per day.
According to the state government, on Friday, 57 persons tested positive for Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu and the total number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 286.
--IANS
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First Published: Apr 23 2022 | 11:44 AM IST

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