Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News June 28, 29 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 4,512 positive cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 24,75,190. Among these, Chennai reported 275 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,32,272. The state recorded 118 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 32,506. A total of 94 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 6,013 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,03,349
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 100 crore from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) to procure oxygen for treating Covid-19 patients in state-run medical facilities and also to initiate precautionary measures to tackle the possible third wave of coronavirus. Following an appeal by the chief minister, the government had received Rs 353 crore till date from donors towards the pandemic prevention measures.
From the sum, the government had already allocated Rs 41.40 crore to procure oxygen cylinders, concentrators and other medical equipment from Singapore and other foreign countries. About Rs 25 crore was allotted for purchasing life-saving drugs, including Amphotericin, for the treatment of black fungus.