TN Chief Secretarty to hold crucial meeting today

Tamilnadu Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan will meet senior officials from the Health Department today to consider whether further restrictions are required in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

Sources said that the meeting will also discuss strengthening COVID-19 Care Centres and augmenting the capacity of medical institutions and examine the restrictions now in place.

Meanwhile, surpassing the record it had set a day earlier for the highest number of cases reported on a single-day, Tamil Nadu added 7,987 cases on Thursday, including 41 imported cases from other states.

Chennai added 2,558 cases on Thursday, which took its active cases count to 21,391. It was followed by Chengalpattu (685), Coimbatore (534) and Tiruvallur (473). Many other districts, including Kancheepuram, Tiruchy, Madurai and Tirupur reported more than 200 daily cases. Including Salem, Thoothukudi, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli and Cuddalore, 12 other districts had more than 100 cases.