A health worker takes a swab sample of a fisherman for COVID-19 testing, at Kasimedu Fishing Harbour, in Chennai. (PTI)
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News June 7, 8, 9 Highlights: Tamil Nadu has registered 17,321 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the caseload to 22,92,025 while 405 deaths pushed the toll to 28,170. With 31,253 people getting discharged on Wednesday, the recoveries increased to 20,59,597. The number of active cases in the state stood at 2,04,258.
Three districts constituted the bulk of new cases with Coimbatore adding 2,319 new cases followed by Chennai (1,345) and Erode (1,405). The state capital, however, leads in the number of total infections among districts with 5,20,877 cases overall. The number of deaths also remains high in Chennai with 7,613 fatalities till date.
A total of 1,80,750 samples were tested today. The cumulative number of specimens examined so far has reached 2,92,43,359.
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There are at least 40 children in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who have lost a parent to Covid after the death of another due to illness or accident a few years ago, according to official data. There are 143 children who lost both their parents to Covid in Telangana while this number stands at 154 in Andhra Pradesh. And then, there are those who have lost one parent to Covid — more than 1,000 such children in each of the two states.
Vilathikulam constituency MLA GV Markandayan is earning all praise for his noble gesture of converting his office into a government hospital providing vaccination and other treatments needed to prevent people from getting infected with Covid-19. The hospital functions from 9 am to 6 pm. A total of five healthcare personnel including doctors and nurses are currently deployed here.
For assistance on COVID-19-related queries and mental health support in Chennai, citizens can contact the Greater Chennai Corporation's (GCC) COVID-19 helpline 044 46122300 or 044 25384520 | Citizens can also contact the general helpline 104, the 24-hour helplines 044 29510400 or 29510500 and the 24 x 7 mobile helplines 8754448477 or 9444340496 | Citizens can find the nearest GCC-facilitated COVID-19 fever clinic here | For lodging rain-related complaints and assistance during the monsoon, citizens can contact the GCC's monsoon helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24x7)