Chennai: Three patients admitted to an isolation ward passed away on Saturday with the state health department saying the coronavirus test results of the deceased were awaited.
“All three patients had underlying medical conditions. We are awaiting their Covid-19 test results,” said Tamil Nadu health secretary Beela Rajesh.
According to the medical history of each of the three patients, the 66-year-old had a chronic kidney disease and lymphoma, while the 24-year-old had viral pneumonia with high sepsis. The third was a 2-year-old who suffered from congenital anomaly of Osteopetrosis.
As of Saturday morning, 40 coronavirus cases were reported in Tamil Nadu.
"#UPDATE: TN has 2 new +ve cases. 42 Y M, Kumbakonam,return from West Indies at #TMCH Thanjavur.49 Y M, from Katpadi, return from UK at #Vellore Pvt Hosp. Both traveled from abroad transit via Middle East. Pts are in isolation & stable.@MoHFW_INDIA @CMOTamilNadu #TNHealth #CVB," Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar tweeted.
On Friday, nine cases were reported across the state.
One Covid-19 patient who had prolonged illness died while one of the patients was discharged and two others have recovered.
The state has been on the guard to prevent rise in infections. Earlier, considering the welfare of students who could not sit for their annual examinations due to closure of schools, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said he ordered the School Education Department to announce promotion of all students from first to ninth standard. For plus-two students who could not sit for write exam on March 24, exams will be separately held and a date notified later, he said.