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TN records 153 more Covid deathsChennai: Active cases in TN rose to 1,20,444 on Sunday, when the state Covid registry added 153 deaths and 20,768 fresh cases on Sunday. This took the cases tally in the state to 12.07 lakh and the cumulative toll to 14,346. The total number of active cases in the city touched 31,913.

Meanwhile, at least 6,434 people above 45 years of age were given the vaccine until 7pm on Sunday amidst counting and lockdown.

As demand for beds, particularly oxygen and ICU beds, continued to remain high, particularly in Chennai, the number of discharges has also remained high. “We reserve beds in Covid hospitals for patients who need it. Others are sent to health centres, covid care centres or to home quarantine based on the medical need,” said director of medical education Dr R Narayanababu.

From an average of 6,700 discharges on April 25, the number discharges in the state increased to 15,500. In the last one week, the state has discharged 1,20,136 people from the state covid registry. “Names of some people sent for home isolation sometimes get added inadvertently into the registry,” said a senior public health official.

At least 33 districts reported more than 100 cases in the state. Chennai, the worst affected district in the state, added 6,078 fresh cases on Sunday, taking active cases in the district to 31,913. The district reported 16 deaths. After Chennai, its neighbour Chengalpet reported the highest number of cases and deaths. The district had 1582 new cases and 16 deaths. With 1049 new cases in Tiruvallur and 495 cases in Kancheepuram, the Chennai region had 9,204 new cases and 66 deaths. The remaining districts in the north together reported 2064 new cases and 20 deaths.

In the west, Coimbatore reported 1,441 cases and three deaths, taking the regional tally to 4023 cases and toll to 24. Salem reported 12 deaths on Sunday, followed by two each in Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Namakkal and Tiruppur. The only district that did not report deaths from the region was The Nigiris. The district reported 86 new cases.

Of the 10 districts in the South, Madurai, Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli reported 880, 663 and 630 cases respectively.

Together, the southern districts reported 3871 new cases and 28 deaths. Madurai reported seven deaths, while Kanyakumari and Tenkasi reported six each. The central districts meanwhile reported 1605 cases and 15 deaths. Among the central districts there were 505 cases and eight deaths from Trichy.
TN records 153 more Covid deaths


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