Chennai Hyderabad Coronavirus Live Updates: Dip in cases in TN; COVID-19 patient in Nizamabad delivers triplets – The Indian Express

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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 in Hyderabad. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 2348 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 7,36,777. Among these, Chennai reported 621 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,03,085.

Tamil Nadu recorded 28 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 11,272. Twenty six of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 2413 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,06,444.

As of Thursday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 19,061. Till date, 4,44,793 males, 2,91,951 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, 1,03,25,440 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 80,912 samples having been sent yesterday.

A 27-year-old woman in Telangana, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus and was allegedly turned away by a private hospital, delivered triplets at the Government General Hospital in Nizamabad. After two weeks of monitoring their health and ensuring full recovery, the hospital discharged the mother and babies Wednesday.

Hospital superintendent Dr Prathima Raj said the woman had conceived with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART) after many attempts in the last four years of her marriage.

Nazreen was admitted into GGH on October 22 and delivered the premature triplets on the same day.

Residents wade through a waterlogged alley after heavy rainfall in Hyderabad, the capital of the southern state of Telangana, India, October 14, 2020. (REUTERS/Vinod Babu)

On October 14, eight members of Mohammed Abdul Taher Qureshi’s family were washed away by floodwaters that surged through Hyderabad after incessant rain. Three weeks on, authorities are yet to locate three of his relatives.

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Authorities located the bodies of his daughters-in-law Farzana Tabassum, Dharaksha and Humera, along with his granddaughter Amera near Falaknuma lake, while his brother Saddam Qureshi’s body was found near a water body in L B Nagar. His sons Abdul Wajeed and Abdul Wasay, along with Wajeed’s son Wahab are still missing.

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The Tamil Nadu government has decided to deny the state unit of ally BJP permission to take out a state-wide ‘Vel Yatra’, Advocate General Vijay Narayan informed the Madras High Court on Thursday.

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The month-long rally, visiting six abodes of Lord Muruga and modelled on the rath yatra, was scheduled to begin November 6 from Tiruttani temple, in north of Tamil Nadu, and culminate at Tiruchendur temple, in the southern part of the state. The Vel Yatra is seen as an attempt by BJP to consolidate Hindu votes in the state.

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