CHENNAI: Not a single person in Chennai succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. After 139 days, the district witnessed zero covid deaths on Sunday. Another 19 districts in Tamil Nadu also recorded no Covid deaths today.
The number of fresh infections has continued to decline, with 2,775 cases on Sunday.
With 47 deaths, TN’s cumulative death toll increased to 33,418 — third highest in the country next to Maharashtra (1,25,878) and Karnataka (35,835). Tamil Nadu’s present case fatality ratio, however, continues to hover around 1.3%.
One lakh get jabs
The state vaccinated 1,02,904 people on Sunday. Health Minister Ma Subramanian said TN totally needed11.5 crore vaccine doses but only 1.6 crore doses were supplied by the Union government till date. All the five lakh doses, which the state received on Saturday, were dispatched to all districts the same evening. Another 3 lakh doses were expected late on Sunday so that vaccination could continue on Monday, he said.
Chennai and its neighbouring districts received 82,500 doses and rest were distributed to other districts. In southern districts, long queues were spotted outside most vaccine camps as the drive resumed after a twoday gap. Almost 40% of fresh cases were reported from the western region. Coimbatore topped the chart with 298 new cases, followed by Erode (198) and Salem (175) in the region. Thanjavur stood second in this chart with 210 new cases.
Infection numbers were dropping at a brisk phase in Chennai (171 new cases) and its neighbouring districts. Similar trends were observed at other major cities in the state such as Trichy (108), Madurai (35).
In 29 of the 38 districts in the state, the discharge rate outpaced the new infection count. Even in the remaining nine districts, the gap was significant only in Thanjavur (201 new cases and 116 discharges).
News source- Economic Times