Ambulances parked outside the COVID care centre of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH), in Chennai. (Photo: PTI)
Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News May 31, June 1 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 27,936 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 20,96,516. The state recorded 478 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 24,232. A total of 31,223 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 17,70,503. As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 3,01,781. Till date, 12,36,167 males, 8,60,311 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.
Telangana reported 2,524 new cases of Covid-19 and 18 deaths on Monday, taking the cumulative active caseload of patients under treatment to 34,084. The number of new cases as well as the active caseload are on a steady decline, even as the state government extended the ongoing state-wide lockdown to June 9. As of date, the state has reported a cumulative caseload of 5,78,351 cases. Of them, 5,40,986 patients have recovered. As many as 3,281 patients have succumbed to the disease, as per official records, as shared by the office of the Director of Public Health.
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Former AIADMK minister M Manikandan has been booked for rape based on a complaint by a 36-year-old actor. Besides rape, Chennai’s Adyar All Women Police have also booked Manikandan under IPC Sections entailing criminal intimidation, miscarriage without women’s consent and voluntarily causing hurt. In her complaint, the actor has accused Manikandan of luring her into a relationship on the pretext of marriage.
The Telangana government on Monday extended the summer holidays in all schools and DIET colleges of the state till June 15. According to an order issued by the Directorate of School Education, the state government decided to extend the summer holidays after taking the coronavirus situation into account.
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 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)