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32 More test COVID positive at IIT Madras, total cases rise to 111

Earlier on Monday, 18 more students at the IIT-Madras tested positive

32 More test COVID positive at IIT Madras, total cases rise to 111
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Another 32 fresh Covid-19 infections were reported at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) campus on Tuesday morning, taking the total number of active cases in the institution to 111.

Earlier on Monday, 18 more students at the IIT-Madras tested positive, taking the count in the cluster to 78.

A total of 1,121 samples were taken from the students yesterday and the results would be out on Tuesday, the Health Department said.

According to Health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan, of the 111 cases, only two have been cured so far.

Radhakrishnan, accompanied by Chennai zonal medical officer Dr Alby, visited the institute and interacted with the students and the faculty on Monday and advised the students on campus to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

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