COVID September 19 update – India crosses 54 lakh infections to nearly 17 % of world positive cases. With 92,605 new cases reported on September 19, India crossed the 54 lakhs to inch closer to the worst-hit countries’ first position due to COVID 19. In the last 18 days of September alone, more than 17 lakhs or 17,79,374 new cases were reported.
Also, with yesterday’s 1,133 deaths, the September deaths due to COVID 19 is 22,283, which is more than one-fourth of the total deaths of 86,752 in India. Of the total world positive cases of 30.6 million cases reported from nearly 200 countries, India is having nearly 17 % of the positive cases.
The Winter session of the parliament is to end on Wednesday, September 13 days ahead of schedule due to the skyrocketing new cases. Also, many ministers and MPs have tested positive for COVID 19. AIADMK and DMK is opposing together the Farmers’ Bill introduced by the Central government in the parliament.
COVID 19 in Tamil Nadu
Once again, around 6,000 cases were reported in Tamil Nadu to retain its second position in India’s worst-hit states list. Yesterday, 5,569 new cases were reported in Tamil Nadu to take its total positive cases to 5,36,477. And with 66 deaths, the total death toll increased to 8,751.
With 5,556 recovered patients went home safe yesterday, the active cases in Tamil Nadu is now 46,453. The total recovered lucky patients will soon reach the five lakhs mark with 4,81,273 already discharged so far.
COVID 19 in Tamil Nadu districts
Chennai continues its usual new infections while Coimbatore once again increases its new infections. Chennai reported 987 new cases and eight deaths to remain the number one COVID 19 affected district in Tamil Nadu. The total positive cases in Chennai is 1,54,624 and total deaths to 3,046.
Coimbatore continues to be the second district with reporting 565 new cases and four deaths yesterday. Chennai adjacent three districts continue their standard new cases with Chengalpattu – 293 and 5 deaths, Kancheepuram – 175 and 4 deaths, and Tiruvallur – 282 and 3 deaths.
Salem’s other three major cities continue to increase in new cases with 286 new cases and six deaths, Madurai – 68 and no deaths and Trichy – 103 and 2 deaths.
The other districts with more new infections include
- Cuddalore – 289 and 2 deaths
- Dharmapuri – 112 and no deaths
- Erode – 166 and no deaths
- Kanyakumari – 105 and no deaths
- Thanjavur – 151 and 2 deaths
- Tiruvannamalai 160 and 3 deaths
- Tiruvarur – 100 and no deaths
- Tirunelveli – 108 and 2 deaths
- Tiruppur – 163 and one death
- Vellore – 103 and two deaths
- Villupuram – 144 and 2 deaths
With continuous skyrocketing COVID 19 cases in India and Tamil Nadu still in the second-worst position, the southwest monsoon rains pose a new threat to people. It could affect the vulnerable older people to have many diseases, from the common cold to malaria and typhoid, among others.
With COVID 19 fear already looming large, people are advised by medical experts to be safe this rainy season by not going out and washing hands and staying safe during these challenging times.