Seven people died of Kovid as 890 new cases were reported in Tamil Nadu. Chennai News – Times of India

CHENNAI: With the rise in the number of COVID cases, Tamil Nadu On Thursday, 890 fresh infections were reported. Of these, Chennai accounted for 397 cases, with a rare test positivity of 1.4% – double the state average. Despite a significant increase, the death rate remained low. With seven deaths, the state’s cumulative toll rose to 36,765.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to Tamil Nadu requesting proactive measures in Chennai. State Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur would be the immediate focus areas, and hospitals here have been advised to test samples of people who are Covid patients, their attendees and outpatients. were in touch.
The state government has added 50 beds in case of sudden spike in cases. Apart from Chennai, all other district collectors have been advised to follow the protocol. In all, 141 patients had an S-gene dropout in TN, and 46 were found to be infected with the Omicron variant. Of these, 29 have been discharged and 17 are undergoing treatment.
On Thursday, 1.69 lakh people took the vaccine against Kovid-19.