Covid-19 updates: Woman takes liquor to husband in hospital, Vasanthakumar on ventilator support

The Cuddalore district police have registered a case against a woman for supplying liquor hidden in a tiffin bag to her husband, a Covid-19 positive patient undergoing treatment at Rajah Muthaih Medical College Hospital (RMMCH) in Chidambaram. A case was registered against the husband as well.

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee working president and Congress MP from Kanyakumari H Vasanthakumar, who is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in a private hospital in Chennai, has been put on ventilator support,

Vasanthakumar, who owns the popular consumer durable chain Vasanth & Co, recently tested positive for Covid-19. His wife too was found with coronavirus infection.

Tamil Nadu on Monday recorded 5,890 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the overall tally of coronavirus patients in the state to 3,43,945. The state recorded 120 deaths on Monday, taking the death toll to 5,886.

On the day, 5,667 people were discharged after treatment. The number of people discharged has now increased to 2,83,937. The State also tested 67,532 samples and 65,643 people on the day.

According to the media bulletin issued by the Directorate of Public Health, one private lab — Aarthi scans & Labs, Thanjavur — has been recently approved for COVID-19 testing.