Cases remain below 1000 for the 2nd day
For the second day in a row, new cases of COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu remained below the 1,000 mark, as 973 people tested positive on Tuesday. While 12 districts recorded fewer than 10 cases each, Perambalur reported none for the second day in a row.
Cases fell to 109 in Chennai, bringing the city’s total to 5,54,881. Coimbatore recorded 114 cases, Chengalpattu 84, Erode 71, Tiruppur 65 and Salem 59. Forty-five people tested positive in Namakkal and 40 in Thanjavur.
Of the 12 districts that recorded single-digit cases, Tenkasi saw two and Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar recorded three each. Tamil Nadu’s tally stood at 27,04586.
Twenty-one other people succumbed to the infection, bringing the toll to 36,157. All had co-morbidities. Chennai recorded five deaths, while there were two deaths each in Chengalpattu, Namakkal and Thanjavur. Twenty-four districts reported no deaths.
Among those who died was a 32-year-old woman from Karur. A person living with HIV / AIDS, she had peri-ampullary carcinoma. She tested positive on October 29. She was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi government general hospital on October 31 and died the same day from COVID-19 pneumonia.
As many as 1,114 people were discharged after treatment, bringing the total to 26,57,282. The state’s number of active cases fell to 11,147. Of these, Chennai accounts for 1,354 cases, followed by Coimbatore. with 1,261.
No less than 1,15,219 samples were tested, bringing the total number to 5,139,4614.
Launching an initiative to immunize people at their homes through mobile camps in villages in Chengalpattu district, Health Minister Ma. Subramanian said the eighth mega immunization camp would take place on Saturday and 50,000 camps would be held. put in place. While 13 lakh people are due to receive the second dose of Covaxin, 48 lakh are expected to take the second dose of Covishield, he said, according to a statement.
Noting that efforts were underway to achieve 100% delivery of the first dose by the end of November, he said that in the seven mega vaccination camps held so far, 1,513,382 people had been vaccinated.
The home vaccination will be carried out during the eighth mega-camp, he said. The program to reach village residents through mobile camps has been launched in the panchayats of Sarvampakkam, Nallamoor, Keezhkarunai, Kaatudevanur and Vilankanur in Chengalpattu district.
Another 95,552 people were vaccinated on Tuesday, bringing coverage in government centers to 5,667,853. Of those vaccinated, 56,808 people were between 18 and 44 years old and 23,050 people were in the 45- age group. 59 years old.