TN's Covid-19 tally inches in direction of 600,000, CM says restoration rate over 90%

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Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported

5,546 new COVID-19 cases, inching in direction of six lakh tally whereas the loss of life toll moved nearer to 10,000 mark with 70 extra fatalities.

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In view of a string of measures taken to fight the virus, the state’s restoration rate was above 90.50 per cent whereas the mortality rate “fairly low” at 1.60 per cent, Chief Minister K Palaniswami mentioned.

Of the recent infections, Chennai logged 1,277, close by Chengelpet and Tiruvallur 330 and 279 respectively, a health division bulletin mentioned.

The whole positive cases stood at 5,91,943, of which the state capital accounted for 1,66,029.

A 26-year outdated lady, two males of their 30s, and two nonagenarians had been amongst these succumbed to the lethal virus and in whole 66 of the 70 had co-morbidities.

The loss of life toll mounted to 9,453, together with 3,195 from Chennai, Coimbatore 425, Chengelpet 551 and Tiruvallur 545.

Active cases had been 46,281 with 5,501 sufferers getting discharged from varied hospitals and 5,36,209 people have recovered until date, the bulletin mentioned.

A complete of 85,997 RT-PCR samples had been examined and cumulatively, 72,67,122 specimens had been examined. There are 186 COVID-19 testing labs, together with 66 within the govt sector.

Addressing a digital meet of district collectors from the state secretariat, the Chief Minister mentioned although Tamil Nadu had a low mortality rate, it wanted to be additional diminished and district collectors, in session with health officers, ought to intensify measures to make it occur.

Specialty medication to deal with COVID like tocilizumab, remdesvir and enoxaparin have been stocked in govt hospitals.

So far Rs 7,323 crore has been spent on prevention, therapy and aid for the coronavirus pandemic, he mentioned.

Towards medical expenditure Rs 1,983 crore and Rs 5,340 crore for aid has been spent, he added.

As many as 1,40,091 beds, together with these in COVID care centres and 6,492 ventilators had been accessible, he famous.

Palaniswami appealed to the people to proceed to increase full cooperation to the govt’s efforts to sort out the pandemic.

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