Coronavirus report-June 7
India, as of yesterday, June 7, is in the 5th position to have the most number of coronavirus infected persons. Today, June 8, the unlock-1 starts in India with the opening of the places of worship, malls, hotels, offices, and many allowed to open from today while the state total crosses 31,667 cases with another 1500 new positive cases reported on June 7. Eighteen people died, including three women, with one of them only 20 years of age to take the total death tally in Tamil Nadu to 269. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said that the lockdown had kept a check on coronavirus.
COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu
For the straight-eight days, more than 1000 cases were reported every day in Tamil Nadu, with yesterday June 7 being the highest so far with 1,515 cases. Also, the number of deaths of young women and that too within a few days of admitting to hospitals has raised eyebrows. Out of the total 16,000 conducted tests, yesterday, there is nearly 10% of infected cases. Of the 5,92,970 tested so far in Tamil Nadu, the infected cases constitute only 5%. Only in the last twenty days after the loosening of many restrictions in the lockdown, there has been a rapid spike in the infected cases and death in the state.
Chennai COVID-19 cases
Out of the 1,515 cases in all of Tamil Nadu, 1,156 cases were from Chennai alone. It has taken its total tally to 22,149 or more than two-thirds of the total cases in Tamil Nadu. Out of the entire 6,537 streets in Greater Chennai, only 5,937 streets have COVID-19 cases. And it is mainly in four zones out of the 15 zones in Chennai. Dr. MGR Medical University’s mathematical projection of 1.3 lakh corona cases and 769 deaths in Chennai alone before June 30 has induced a loop of panic among people. It is because of their earlier prediction of 17,738 people to be affected, and 156 deaths until June 3 came nearly real with 17,598 infected cases and 153 deaths reported as of June 3.
Excerpts of Chief Minister’s press conference
- Yesterday, June 7, CM gave a speech at a press conference in Chennai. The excerpts include
- The mortality rate is the lowest in Tamil Nadu compared to other states and even other countries.
- 89% of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic.
- The government is making all efforts since February to control the coronavirus spread.
- The continuous lockdown and the measures related to it helped reduce the coronavirus effects to a considerable extent.
- Rs. Four thousand thirty-three crores were allotted to fight the coronavirus.
- During the lockdown period, Rs. 15,000 crore worth of agreements has been signed with investors from France, the US, the UK, and others.