Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News October 9, 10 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 5185 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 6,46,128. Among these, Chennai reported 1288 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,79,424. The state recorded 68 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 10,120. 64 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 44,197. Till date, 3,90,244 males, 2,55,853 females and 31 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state. The state discharged 5357 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 5,86,454.
According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 81,41,534 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 97,087 samples having been sent yesterday.
The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) declared the result for the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) today. The result is now available online — sche.ap.gov.in. Over 2.72 lakh candidates had applied to appear for the exam.
The result will be based on the final answer key. Those who clear the exam will be eligible to take admissions in Andhra Pradesh based colleges in the stream they had appeared for the exam. AP-based colleges also accept the national entrance exams — NEET and JEE — for medical and engineering admissions, respectively.