TN records 5,489 new Covid-19 cases, 66 deaths

Tamil Nadu recorded 5,489 new Covid-19 cases and 66 deaths on Sunday, taking the case tally to 6,19,996 and cumulative toll to 9,784. There are 46,120 people still under treatment for the viral infection.

The patients currently under either treatment or home isolation are a little above 46-thousand. State Health Minister Dr C Vijayabhaskar has said the health infrastructure has been augmented adequately to provide quality medical assistance to the patients.

It is a matter of comfort that the active Covid-19 caseload hovers around 46.5 thousand continuously for quite long in the state.

There were fears that the Unlock phase may lead to a resurgence of new cases, but the data shows signs of stability, except in Chennai, where the daily new cases have started exceeding one thousand and three hundred again.

As per the media bulletin issued by the Directorate of Public Health, the state tested 86,012 samples and 84,159 people on the day. Also, 5,558 people were discharged after treatment, taking the total number of people discharged to 5,64,092. The state now has 46,120 active cases.

Among the deceased, six didn’t have comorbid conditions. A 33-year-old man from Salem was the youngest to die without comorbidities on the day. The patient was admitted on September 26 in Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem. He was tested positive on September 29. The patient died on October 3 due to COVID Pneumonia, respiratory failure, the bulletin added.