81,000 people get vaccinated in TN on Thursday

Tamilnadu reported a spike in vaccination numbers for the fourth straight day on Thursday when more than 81,000 people got their shots.

With this, more than 6.7 lakh people have been inoculated in the state. Meanwhile, the state added 482 new cases and four deaths to its Covid registry on Thursday. However, with the recovery rate crossing 98 per cent, the number of active cases dropped to 3,978. The active case tally was around 4,500 the same day last month.

Chennai once again reported the maximum number of cases (189) and deaths (3). The active case count here crossed the 1,800-mark on Thursday. Health secretary J Radhakrishnan blamed the rise in cases on clusters due to violation of social distancing norms at family events and a considerable drop in wearing masks.Radhakrishnan requested more people to get tested in case they had symptoms.

So far, the state has tested 1.73 crore people, including the 50,543 tested on Thursday.