On Wednesday, 10 residents of Nochikuppam, a TNSCB tenement off Marina Loop Road have tested positive for the virus.
Of the 10, four are family members of the 42-year-old man who tested virus-positive a few days ago.
The other six are contacts of the four virus-positive family members.
A police inspector, who monitors the containment zone in this area provided the information regarding these virus cases.
He said, “All 10 persons tested virus-positive on Wednesday night. They have been admitted to the hospital. In addition, two others who were suspected to have virus symptoms have been taken for testing on Thursday morning.”