As Covid-19 cases and deaths increase in TN, CM says nothing to hide

Tamil Nadu on Thursday reported 1875 fresh covid-19 cases and also 23 deaths according to the state health department. The state has 17659 active cases while 20705 discharged and a total of 349 deaths. The total number of people affected by covid-19 stands at 38,716 in the state.

The state saw an all- time single day high of 1,927 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. The State had tested nearly 655, 675 samples till Thursday.
The number of people discharged on Thursday alone was 1,372, which is the highest single day recovery and cumulatively, 20,705 people have overcome the virus trigerred illness.

Meanwhile, refuting allegations of underreporting of Covid-19 deaths in the State, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday said that the government has been working in a very transparent manner. He also said there is no community spread and that Covid-19 death rate is lower than other States.

Speaking to reporters, Palaniswami said that it was not possible for the government to hide the number of deaths as media houses are keeping a track of the incidents and that the public are aware of the developments.

He added: “On a daily basis, the government releases bulletin on details of Covid deaths, new and discharged cases. As on June 10, a total of 36,841 people have contracted the virus, 19,333 persons discharged, and 326 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu. Similarly, 6.38 lakh samples have been tested in 77 labs so far. Of these, 17,675 samples were tested on June 10.”

Palaniswami said that capital city Chennai, which is also the largest in the state, is densely populated due to which the number of Covid-19 cases are more. The CM also said there is no community transmission of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu and that the virus has been contained in most districts.