Chennai: The Tamilnadu Health department has reportedly declared ‘cure’ at least 9,500 people who should have been on the active list of the State Covid-19 registry, said reports.
Besides jacking up the recovery rates, this has also possibly hidden deaths, it is said. Though Tamilnadu added 58,011 new cases from 1 September, those still under treatment on Thursday numbered 48,482.
The rest, it is reported, were moved to the recovered list. However, Health department officials denies these reports and said records are being maintained properly.
Meanwhile, Tamilnadu’s tally of Covid-19 cases climbed to 4,91,571, with 5,519 more persons testing positive on Friday. Of the fresh cases, Chennai accounted for 987, while Coimbatore and Tiruvallur had more than 300 cases.
A total of 6,006 persons, including 932 in Chennai and 692 in Chengalpattu, were discharged. So far, 4,35,422 persons have been discharged in the State. The toll has gone up to 8,231 as another 77 persons succumbed to the infection.