TN’s Covid death toll crosses 8,000-mark

Covid-19 death toll in Tamil Nadu crossed the 8,000-mark on Tuesday to reach to 8,012.

A total of 5,684 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The total number of cases in the state now stands at 4,74,940, including 50,213 active cases and 4,16,715 discharges.

The Health Department said that 87 more people died due to the disease and the death toll has gone up to 8,012. Chennai’s neighbours Chengalpet (364), Kancheepuram (122) and Tiruvallur (277) together reported 763 cases and 12 deaths.

The seven other northern districts together reported 1,231 cases and 22 deaths.
Cases in Cuddalore soared to 407. The Union health ministry on Tuesday said the most coronavirus-affected states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu account for 70% of Covid-19 deaths in India.

“28 states/UTs have Covid-19 case fatality rate lower than national average of 1.70%. 14 states/UTs have less than 5,000 active Covid-19 cases; Lakshadweep has no active cases,” the ministry stated.

“People should come forward to get themselves tested for Covid-19 if they have symptoms. India’s Covid-19 cases per million is 3,102 which is among the lowest in the world. India’s Covid-19 deaths per million population is 53 which is among the lowest in the world,” it said.