Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News October 14, 15 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 4462 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 6,70,392. Among these, Chennai reported 1130 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,85,573. The state recorded 52 deaths, putting the state toll at 10,423. 50 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 42,566. Till date, 4,04,917 males, 2,65,443 females and 32 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state. The state discharged 5083 patients following treatment Wednesday, putting the total number of recoveries at 6,17,403.
According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 85,84,041 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 95,538 samples having been sent yesterday.
At least 29 people have died in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh due to torrential downpour in the past 48 hours, which led to waterlogging on roads and inundation of some low-lying areas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday and assured them of all possible support and assistance from the Centre in the rescue-and-relief work.
Nineteen people have died in Hyderabad in rain-related incidents. These include eight in Bandlaguda, three in Gaganpahad, two in Ibrahimpatnam. Bodies of two out of nine persons washed away in Mailardevpally have been recovered. Record heavy rains lashed Hyderabad under the influence of a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal that weakened into a depression as it entered Telangana after covering Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
Heavy rains continued to pound Andhra Pradesh, causing damage to roads and disrupting power supply in several places. For the second time in less than 20 days, the river Krishna remained swollen on Wednesday as it received a heavy flood due to rainfall over the last couple of days.