Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News October 12, 13 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 4879 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 6,61,264. Among these, Chennai recorded 1212 cases, taking the city’s tally to 1,83,251. The state recorded 62 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 10,314. 56 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 43,747. Till date, 3,99,382 males, 2,61,850 females and 32 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state. The state discharged 5165 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 6,07,203.
According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 84,02,994 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 80,162 samples having been sent yesterday.
Telangana on Monday reported 1,708 new cases, taking the tally to 2.14 lakh while five more deaths pushed the toll to 1,233. According to a state bulletin, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 277, followed by Rangareddy 137 and Medchal Malkajgiri 124 districts.
The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1.89 lakh while 24,208 people are under treatment. As many as 46,835 samples were tested on October 12. Cumulatively, 36.24 lakh samples have been tested till date. The samples tested per million population was 97,369, the bulletin said.
The case fatality rate in the state was 0.57 per cent while the recovery rate in Telangana was 88.15 per cent.