Chennai, Hyderabad May 14 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 31,892 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, pushing the caseload to 15,31,377 while 288 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 17,056. According to the medical bulletin, 20,037 people were discharged today, taking the tally to 13,18,982, leaving 1,95,339 active infections. Chennai accounted for 6,538 new infections, totalling 4,25,603 till date.
Meanwhile, the government announced initiatives to encourage industries planning to set up medical oxygen manufacturing facilities in the state. According to an official release, the government would provide a 30 per cent subsidy in two installments to such companies and to avail the incentive, the firm should commence production by August 15, 2021. Those investments made between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021 would be covered under this initiative, the release said. Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) would be the joint venture partner for new companies which are planning to set up such facilities.