Chennai Hyderabad Coronavirus Live Updates: 373.40 mm of rainfall recorded in Chennai; Telangana tally crosses 2.45 lakh – The Indian Express

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The average rainfall recorded in Chennai was 33.94 mm. Express Photo: Srinivas K

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 2487 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 7,34,429. Among these, Chennai reported 657 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,02,495.

Tamil Nadu recorded 30 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 11,244. Twenty nine of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 2504 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,04,031.

As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 19,154. Till date, 4,43,338 males, 2,91,058 females and 33 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, 1,02,45,248 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 75,331 samples having been sent yesterday.

Telangana reported 1,539 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 2,45,682 while five more deaths pushed the toll to 1,362, the state government said on Thursday. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 285, followed by Rangareddy (123) and Medchal Malkajgiri (102) districts, it said in a bulletin.

As many as 18,656 are under treatment and 44,327 samples were tested on November 3. Cumulatively, 44,84,183 samples have been tested. The samples tested per million population was 1,20,477, the bulletin said.

The case fatality rate in the state was 0.55 per cent, while the recovery rate in Telangana was 91.85 per cent. The number of individuals in home/institutional isolation was 15,864.

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Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad. (PTI Photo)

In the aftermath of heavy rains that flooded several parts of the city, exposing the inadequate capacity of the city’s stormwater drains, the state government has now set up an exclusive project wing within the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to mitigate the adversities due to heavy rains in the future.

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On Monday, an order was issued regarding the establishment of the Strategic Nala Development Programme (SNDP) and appointing Dr. C Vasantha, retired chief engineer of Roads and Buildings department, to head the new wing as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for a year.

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Legendary violinist T N Krishnan died in Chennai on Monday evening. He was 92.

Although Krishnan was in good health, he had a “sudden uneasiness” in the evening and passed away, said Ramanathan Iyer, a Chennai-based music lover and organiser of musical events. Iyer, who was close to Krishnan’s family, said they had celebrated his birthday last month. “He was healthy. Even in the recent days, he was watching videos of rasikas and his disciples wishing him a happy birthday,” Iyer said.

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Born in 1928 in Tripunithura in Kerala, Krishnan started as a child prodigy and went on to perform with legends from several generations. Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, MD Ramanathan and Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer were among those whom Krishnan accompanied in performances.

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