Chennai: Tamil Nadu has 67 coronavirus cases in the state, chief minister K Palaniswami said on Monday. The fresh cases include 10 from Erode, Palaniswami told reporters at the Secretariat here adding additional personal protective equipment like N-95 masks for the health personnel have been ordered.

Migrant workers stranded in Tamil Nadu have already been provided food and shelter apart from medical help, he said.

On Sunday, eight persons tested positive for coronavirus. Three of these are from the same household, including a 10-month-old boy and his mother, who is a doctor. According to reports, all the patients are said to have had direct or indirect contact with the two Thai nationals and their Indian friend, who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated at Erode IRT Hospital.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India has climbed to 1071. Death toll has risen to 29. Last week, Tamil Nadu reported its first casualty of coronavirus after a 54-year-old man died in Madurai.