Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 3057 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 7,03,250. Among these, Chennai reported 844 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,94,139.
Tamil Nadu recorded 33 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 10,858. Thirty of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 32,960. Till date, 4,24,529 males, 2,78,689 females and 32 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.
According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 93,56,580 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 81,472 samples having been sent today.
The state discharged 4262 patients following treatment today, putting the total number of recoveries at 6,59,432.
Transgender activist Sangeetha (60) was found dead at her residence in Coimbatore on Wednesday. According to police, the decomposed body of Sangeetha was wrapped in a cloth and dumped inside a plastic drum.
READ | Coimbatore: Transgender activist Sangeetha found dead at her residence
Sangeetha, who resided at Sai Baba Colony on NSR Road, was the president of Coimbatore District Transgender Association. She has been an active member of many NGOs and initiated many charity events for the welfare of the economically weaker section. She had been in the catering business for more than 15 years.
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday assured free immunisation against coronavirus for all sections of people in the state as soon as a vaccine is made available.
READ | Palaniswami assures free COVID-19 vaccine to Tamil Nadu people
“I would like to announce that as soon as the vaccine is developed (and made available to states) all people in Tamil Nadu will be immunised and the government shall bear the cost,” he said during an official visit.
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