Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News July 5, 6 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 3,479 positive cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday bringing the state tally to 25,03,481. Among these, Chennai reported 209 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,33,849. The state recorded 73 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 33,132. 64 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 3,855 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,35,872.
Tamil Nadu has reported 3,300 black fungus cases and 122 related deaths so far, state minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian said on Tuesday and appealed to the people to seek medical advice on time for early treatment. Owing to the increase in the cases across the state, the government has established special wards to treat those infected with black fungus, also known as Mucormycosis, at the government medical college hospitals and district headquarters hospitals. “About 3,300 persons in Tamil Nadu have been affected due to black fungus and 122 have died due to the fungal infection,” he said.