With 2,174 fresh coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu, the state saw the biggest jump in its single-day count ever, pushing the Covid-19 numbers beyond 50,000 on Wednesday. The second-biggest spike in virus count was 1,989 on 13 June.
However, the recovery rate was also very good.While 842 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovery from various hospitals in Tamil Nadu, the total number of recoveries in the State has touched 27,624.
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 patients in Tamil Nadu now stands at 50,193, according to state health department.
The State government on Wednesday informed the Madras High Court that treatment of Covid-19 in private hospitals is being covered under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS).
The scheme covers 1.58 crore families earning below Rs 72,000 per annum. The court during a hearing on June 9 had sought details from the State and Centre, on the Covid-19 treatment costs. On Wednesday, a division bench comprising justices R Subbiah and Krishnan Ramasamy was hearing a plea regarding poor quality of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) being provided to frontline workers and also treatment cost.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday announced a monetary relief of Rs. 1000 for all ration rice card holders in Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts during the lockdown.
The Chief Minister also announced a Rs. 1000 relief for all differently-abled card holders in the state amid the pandemic.
There are 79 functioning Covid-19 testing facilities in the state so far out of which 34 are private while the rest belong to the government. According to the state government, a total of 25,463 samples were tested on Wednesday, taking to total over 7.7 lakh till date.