Is Covid on the rise in TN?


Tamilnadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan has instructed the district Collectors and Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner to take steps against the increasing cases of Covid.

In a letter written to Collectors, Radhakrishnan said there is a need to follow a risk assessment-based approach on the public health responses. While analysing district-wide Covid situation, it is observed that two districts, namely Chennai and Chengalpattu have recorded an increase in weekly cases and positivity, and it requires focused intervention at the zone and street levels in corporation and the district levels.’

Meanwhile, a total of 113 Covid cases were reported in the past 24 hours in Tamilnadu. As a result, the total cases in the State touched 34, 55, 871.

As far as Chennai is concerned, a total of 81 positive Covid cases have been reported. The total cases in Chennai stood at 7, 52, 733. Number of patients discharged today is 68. With zero deaths for the day, the total deaths in the State stood at 38, 025. Number of patients under treatment is 756.