Chennai Hyderabad Live Updates: Probe underway after 11 die at Chengalpattu hospital; TN reports 21,228 fresh cases

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: As of Tuesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 1,25,230.

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News Live Updates: At least 11 patients died at Chengalpattu Government Hospital in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday night. Dean John Luis said the hospital had sufficient oxygen supply. An inquiry is underway to ascertain the cause of the deaths.

Tamil Nadu recorded 21,228 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 12,49,292. Among these, Chennai reported 6228 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 3,58,573. The state recorded 144 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 14,612. 110 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 19,112 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 11,09,450.

After Telangana recorded its highest single-day spike of 10,122 on April 26, the daily number of positive cases has been on a decline. As much as this brings some respite from the alarm that the spike had caused, the fact is that the number of tests conducted across the state has dropped considerably ever since. However, COVID-19 fatalities have marginally risen and the test positivity rate has remained more or less the same.

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Mahatma Gandhi’s former personal secretary V Kalyanam died in Chennai on Tuesday, his daughter said.

Kalyanam (99) died due to old age related ailments, his younger daughter Nalini told PTI.

He was Gandhi’s personal secretary from 1943 to 1948, when the Mahatma was assassinated.

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Prolific social activist and crusader K R Ramaswamy, popularly known as Traffic Ramaswamy, passed away on Tuesday in Chennai. He was 87.

The activist had been admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai a few days ago for treatment. According to doctors, the activist, who had been on ventilator support, suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

A prolific activist in Chennai who was known for campaigning against the rampant poster culture in the state, Traffic Ramaswamy was also known for filing Public Interest Litigations (PILs) in the Madras High Court against footpath encroachments, road widening and encroachments and traffic violations.

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Tamil Nadu recorded 21,228 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 12,49,292. Among these, Chennai reported 6228 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 3,58,573. The state recorded 144 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 14,612. 110 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 19,112 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 11,09,450.

As of Tuesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 1,25,230. Till date, 7,53,945 males, 4,95,309 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, 2,32,38,475 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 1,40,512 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 266 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 69 are government and 197 are private facilities.

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Unidentified men ransack an Amma canteen in Chennai on Tuesday. (Express Photo)

An Amma Unavagam in the Maduravoyal area of Chennai run by the Tamil Nadu government was ransacked by unidentified people on Tuesday. In visuals that went viral on social media, a couple of men were seen tearing up the poster and boards of the canteen which carried the name of the late J Jayalalithaa.

READ | Amma canteen ransacked in Chennai, boards with Jayalalithaa’s name torn up

Ever since Hyderabad-based Santhana Selvan, a programme manager in an IT firm, shared his phone number online last week expressing his willingness to run errands for elderly people who are homebound amid the raging pandemic, requests have been pouring in. Selvan, who has been adjudged the ‘Bicycle Mayor of Hyderabad’ by Amsterdam-based ‘BYCS’, a global initiative to promote the use of cycles in cities, started the initiative on April 30 with support from a handful of like-minded friends.

READ | From food, meds to oxygen, Hyderabad cyclists are running errands for the city’s elderly

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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