Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News April 30 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 18,692 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 11,66,756. Among these, Chennai reported 5473 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 333804. The state recorded 113 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 14,046. Eighty three of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 16,007 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 10,37,582.
Private hospitals have now been instructed by the state government to allocate 50 per cent of the total bed capacity to treat COVID-19 patients. As per the G.O. issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department, the allotment should be across all categories of beds available in the hospital specifically including oxygen beds and ICUs. Further, the private health care facilities are advised to reduce/avoid elective admissions till further orders of the government.