Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News December 9, 10 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 1232 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 7,94,020. Among these, Chennai reported 347 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,18,549. The state recorded 14 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 11,836. All 14 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 1315 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,71,693.
As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 10,491. According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 1,23,80,758 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date.
Traces of lead and nickel were Wednesday found in blood samples of 15 more people affected by a mystery illness in Andhra Pradesh’s Eluru. A day before, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, had found traces of the heavy metals in 10 victims. The AP government had sent 45 samples to AIIMS for testing.
The West Godavari district administration has deployed 62 medical teams to monitor residents in Eluru and nearby areas. A statement from the Chief Minister’s Office stated that so far, 578 cases of the mystery illness have been reported, of which 471 have been discharged while 76 are still under treatment. Thirty people who had serious symptoms were shifted to Vijayawada Government Hospital, of whom seven have been discharged while 23 remain under observation. Medical and relief teams have conducted two rounds of household surveys to monitor residents’ health.