Tamil Nadu, June 10, 2020 : Tamil Nadu reported 1,927 new covid positive cases, take the total to 36,841. With 19 more deaths, the toll touched 326, the health department said in a bulletin on Wednesday.
Following complaints that over 3000 more deaths recorded by the Chennai Corporation had been left out in the final tally, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh told reporters that a committee of Ministers had been set up to reconcile the discrepancy in figures.
She said the discrepancy was because the Government recorded only deaths that had occurred in Government and private hospitals, while the Corporation took into account those who died at home. The Ministers would ascertain that these persons had died of covid or other causes.
The bulletin said that 1,897 tested positive on Wednesday. Besides another 30 were those who had come from other countries and other States, taking the total to 1,927 and the overall tally to 36,841.
Among those newly infected were 10 personnel of the National Disaster Relief Force who had returned to Arakkonam from West Bengal after fighting the Amphan cyclone. They have not yet been included in the tally.
Others included four who came from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Maldives. The other 26 were those who returned from Maharashtra(8), Delhi, Kerala and Karnataka( four each), AP(3) and Rajasthan. Odisha and Uttar Pradesh ( one each).
The press release said that 12 died in Government and 7 in private hospitals, taking the death toll to 326. OF these two were cross-notified and one died after turning negative.
It said 1,008 were discharged on Wednesday, taking the total number of those cured to 19,333, maintaining the recovery at around 50 per cent. Likewise, the case positivity rate(CPR) was also was kept within manageable limits.
Giving district-wise deaths, the press release said Chennai 260, Chengalpattu 18, Kanchipuram 5, and Tiruvallur15 and Madurai,Vellore and Villipuram three each.Dindigul, Theni, Thiruvannamalai and Thoothukudi two each.
Other districts like Coimbatore, Erode, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Namakkal, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Tiruchi and Tirunelveli reported one each.
Of the 19 who died in the last 24 hours, 16 were from Chennai and three from neighbouring Chengalpattu. Five were woman and the rest men. The youngest was a man aged 80 from Chennai and another man aged 39 from Chengalpattu.
The cases spread across the State.
Chennai added 1,406 cases to take its total to 25,937, Chengalpattu reported 186 more cases (2,328), Kanchipuram 33 more to total 600 and Tiruvallur added 112 to total 1,581.
Elsewhere, Kallakurichi saw a massive jump of 206 cases (299).,T hiruvannamalai added 177 more cases(548). Ranipet added 30 cases(164) and Vellore 16 (122). Cuddalore added 29 cases(498), Villlupuram 20 more (392).
As usual southern districts saw a massive spurt in cases. Madurai recorded 97 more cases(243), Thoothukudi 193(389) Tirunelveli 275(407) and Virudhanagar 94 (159). Theni had 24 more cases to take its total to 134.
Kanyakumari had 28 more cases(105), and Ramanathapuram 36(126). Dindigul reported 29 more cases(185).Sivaganga added 22 more cases(44) and Tenkasi 23(106).
In the western region, Salem alone saw another 123 cases (213). On other hand, Coimbatore had only ten more cases to total 167. Namakkal had 10 more cases(89).
Dharmapuri had eight more cases(23) and Krishnagiri six(38).
In the Cauvery delta region, Ariyalur had 13 more cases (384), Tiruchi 12(132), Thanjavur 7(127), Nagapattinam 9(92) and Tiruvavur 18(83). Pudukottai recorded 23 new cases(45). Karur reported 34 more cases(87).