Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News October 19, 20 Highlights: Citizens in Chennai woke up to cloudy skies and light showers as parts of Chennai received rainfall Tuesday morning, ahead of the northeast monsoon in the state.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 3536 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 6,90,936. Among these, Chennai reported 885 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,90,949. The state recorded 49 deaths, putting the state toll at 10,691. Forty eight of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 38,093. Till date, 4,17,216 males, 2,73,688 females and 32 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state. The state discharged 4515 patients following treatment Monday, putting the total number of recoveries at 6,42,152.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday announced Rs 10,000 as immediate relief to each flood-affected household in the city, besides an assistance of Rs one lakh each to totally damaged houses and Rs 50,000 to partially damaged houses. Observing that essential commodities like rice and pulses have been lost due to the flooding, Rao said the financial assistance of Rs 10,000 would be distributed from Tuesday itself, according to an official release.
Rao instructed the Collectors of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, and Medchal districts (under the jurisdiction of Hyderabad) to send teams on the field to start distributing the amount to the poor from Tuesday morning, it said.