The Greater Chennai Corporation has also commenced an awareness drive among the 60 plus categories of people for taking the third dose of vaccine.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,27,72,398 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.
Health officials from the health centre near the municipal high school, conducted RT PCR tests on 40 cadets who showed symptoms.
Amid surge in new Covid cases, the State government will launch its door-to-door surveillance from Tuesday in effort to contain transmission of the virus.
Apart from that, routine preventive measures are followed like ensuring masking in public places, improving vaccination coverage, following SOPs in schools, among other measures.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched the project for manufacturing Covid-19 rapid antigen test kit at Infocity here.
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However, it will be compulsory for them to register on the tourism department's portal before setting out on the pilgrimage, Chief Secretary S S Sandhu said.
With the national capital witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases in the past few days, the number of active cases of the disease in the city has now increased to 3,705 from 601 on April 11.
LocalCircles claimed that the survey showed 57 percent of Indian families had one or more individuals testing COVID positive in the last two years.
Andhra Pradesh recorded 40 new Covid infections out of 8,081 samples tested in 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday, taking the tally to 23,19,181.
Meanwhile, another 450 patients recovered from the virus taking the overall recoveries past 23 lakh.
The Centre on Monday revised its international travel advisory exempting Indian evacuees from pre-boarding RT-PCR test and uploading Covid vaccination certificates on the Air Suvidha portal.
According to the media bulletin released by the State Command Control Room, East Godavari reported the highest of 22 new infections followed by 16 in Guntur.
On the first day of the White House test giveaway in January, COVIDtests.gov received over 45 million orders.
Positivity rate in a declining trend, active cases drop by 7.87 pc; Number of fresh cases see a fall across State