Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: Till date, 6,53,167 males, 4,28,783 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in Tamil Nadu.
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu recorded 15,659 positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state tally to 10,81,988. Among these, Chennai reported 4206 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 3,09,899. The state recorded 82 deaths on Sunday, putting the state toll at 13,557. Seventy of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 11,065 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,63,251.
With the Tamil Nadu government expecting a steady rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to immediately cancel the diversion of 80 MTs of oxygen to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. “As compared to the maximum case number of around 58,000 during the previous surge in 2020, the active caseload has already increased to over a lakh today. This has increased the oxygen demand…” Palaniswami said, adding that the state would require up to 450 MT oxygen shortly, which is more than the state’s current production capacity.
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A total of 185 flights will be operated between Chennai and major cities today, with 93 arrivals and 92 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.
Tangedco has announced a powercut in parts of Chennai today from 9 am to 2 pm to carry out maintenance work.
Here are the affected areas:
- Avadi Saraswathi Nagar: CTH Road, Saraswathi Nagar, Aarthi Nagar, Vivekanandha Nagar, Devi Eswari Nagar and Iyyapan Nagar.
- Thirumullaivoyal Lakshmipuram and Vellanur: Ellammapet, Srinivasa Nagar, Periyar Nagar, Konimedu, Indira Nagar, Kattoor, Lakshmi Nagar, Anbunagar, Akkimedu, Ganga Nagar and nearby areas.
- ICF: Chennai Battai Road, South Thirumalai Nagar, Market Street, Ayanavaram Bus Stand, Gandhi Nagar, Kamaraj Street, KH Road, Bajanai Koil, East Mada Street, Tagore Nagar, LIC Colony, Devar Street, Officer Colony and nearby areas.
- Sothuperumedu: Budhur, Kummanur, Angadu, Kokumedu, Arumanthai and Thirunilai.
- Velachery West: Vijaya Nagar, Ram Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Rettai Pillaiyar Koil Street and Palaniyappa Street.
Tamil Nadu recorded 15,659 positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the state tally to 10,81,988. Among these, Chennai reported 4206 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 3,09,899. The state recorded 82 deaths on Sunday, putting the state toll at 13,557. Seventy of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 11,065 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,63,251.
As of Sunday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 1,05,180. Till date, 6,53,167 males, 4,28,783 females and 38 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, 2,20,06,472 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,26,298 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 263 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 194 are private facilities.
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“The evil is around and there is only one person for the job and it’s YOU.” The message on the walls beside the toll plaza at Shamshabad, near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, is hard to miss. Anxious faces, young and old, men, women, and children, all in grayscale, stare back at the passersby, but from behind a blue surgical mask.
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When three art enthusiasts in Hyderabad decided to use their craft to create awareness amidst a raging pandemic, they knew the task was challenging. “The concept was to depict the seriousness of the pandemic and the fight against it. The art had to convey the message while not distract the drivers. It was not possible on busy streets but the walls near the toll plaza were ideal,” says 26-year-old Vinay Cheguri, who works as an IT analyst for a multinational software giant.
For assistance on COVID-19-related queries and mental health support in Chennai, citizens can contact the Greater Chennai Corporation’s (GCC) COVID-19 helpline 044 46122300 | Citizens can find the nearest GCC-facilitated COVID-19 fever clinic here | For lodging rain-related complaints and assistance during the monsoon, citizens can contact the GCC’s monsoon helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24×7)
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