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Following corona outbreak in IIT-M, more college under test scanner

Seventy nine more people have tested positive for coronavirus on the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras campus here, taking the tally in the institution to 183, a senior health official said on Tuesday

he recent outbreak has prompted the administration to test samples of students and staff from more educational institutions across the State.Covid-19 swab samples will be collected from more colleges and hostels, it is learnt.

Meanwhile, out of the 978 samples lifted from the IIT-M since 1 December, a total of 183 people have tested positive till date and results for 25 specimens alone were yet to be received, Tamilnadu Health secretary, J Radhakrishnan said. For testing, as many as 539 samples were taken on Monday alone which includes workers in addition to students and from this batch, 79 tested positive, he said.