Tamil Nadu is fast reaching the 25,000 level with yesterday’s tally of 1091 coronavirus infected cases. Chennai having the lion’s share of 809 of it is now crossed the 16,000 level. The death toll increased to 197 with today’s tally of 13. With the rapid rise of above 1,000 cases in Tamil Nadu and in particular, Chennai being worrisome, CM had a meeting yesterday with ministers and higher officials. Several measures are to be announced soon from the outcome of the meeting. Meanwhile, social distancing arrangements are in full swing in many TASMAC shops for its alleged opening in Chennai shortly.
Tamil Nadu retains No. 2 positions in COVID-19 cases in India.
Like Maharashtra and its capital city Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, and Chennai are the worst sufferers due to COVID 19 in India. Though Gujarat and Delhi are fast closings in, the number of tests in Tamil Nadu is keeping its second position intact in all of India. Also, the influx of native migrant workers from many states by train, road, and even flights are increasing the numbers more. Though concerned officials say that only after peaking of the cases will the infection rate decrease, the alarming rate at which it is increasing in the past week is worrisome.
Tamil Nadu tops in the number of tests.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Health Minister Dr. Vijayabaskar, and other officials continuously say that only because of the number of tests increasing, the number of infected cases rises in Tamil Nadu. Also, the test numbers in Tamil Nadu are the highest in India, along with the number of testing centers.
There are a total of 102 testing centers, of which 73 are of government, and 29 are from private. So far, 5,14,433 tests have been conducted, of which 24,586 are confirmed positive, which is roughly 5%. Though it is impossible to take tests for all seven crore population of Tamil Nadu, the government is considering testing all the people in the four wards in Chennai, which are the most affected with coronavirus infection.
With more relaxations to be effective from June 8, only the people have to follow social distancing and other preventive measures to safeguard their lives and that of their near and dear ones.