110 people who returned to Tamil Nadu from Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi test positive for coronavirus

As many as 110 people who returned to Tamil Nadu from Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi tested positive for novel coronavirus on Wednesday.
The fresh cases have taked the total cases in Tamil Nadu to 234, a top health department official said.
This comes as a huge jump in the novel coronavirus 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 contagion.
All of them had participated in the Delhi religious congregation and the tally of Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu now stood at 234, Beela Rajesh said.
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.
On Tuesday, seven new novel coronavirus cases were announced by Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar on his Twitter handle.
Later, 50 additional cases were announced by health secretary Beela Rajesh in a press conference in the evening.
According to the Tamil Nadu Health Secretary,1,500 people from Tamil Nadu attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi. Of this, 1,130 returned to the state and the rest stayed back in Delhi.
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.