New Delhi: A total of 84 people including security personnel and fire service staff working at Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan have tested positive for COVID-19, news agency ANI reported on Thursday. However, none of them had come in contact with the Governor.Also Read - India Administers Over 47 Crore Vaccine Doses so Far, Achieves July Vaccination Target

As few men posted at Raj Bhavan showed symptoms, testing was done for 147 personnel and 84 of them, comprising security and fire service staffers, were found positive for coronavirus, a Raj Bhavan release said. Also Read - China Sounds COVID-19 Alarm as Delta Variant Spreads to 18 Provinces With Fresh Cases in Beijing

“All these persons were further investigated and now have been quarantined by the health department. Also Read - Shane Warne in Self-Isolation After Testing Positive For COVID-19: Report

All these persons were working on the outer side of Raj Bhavan like the main gate and not in the main building,” the release said, adding none of them came into contact with governor Purohit or senior officials.

As a precautionary measure, the whole area of Raj Bhavan including offices have been disinfected and sanitised by Corporation health authorities. Raj Bhavan is closely monitoring the situation.

As of Wednesday, the daily coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu soared to a new record high of 5,849 cases, taking the tally to 1,86,492 while the state government inaugurated its first plasma bank and appealed to the recovered people to donate blood and save lives.

The day also saw the death toll mounting to 3,144 with the addition of 74 fatalities, the health department had said.

On the positive side, recoveries rose to 1,31,583 with 4,910 people getting cured, it said.

The government inaugurated the plasma bank at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital here with ruling AIADMK MLA N Sathan Prabhakar, who recovered from COVID-19, becoming the first donor at the facility.