Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News May 19, 20 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 35,579 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 17,34,804. Among these, Chennai reported 6,073 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 4,62,448. The state recorded 397 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 19,131. 300 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 25,368 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 14,52,283.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Government will commence vaccinating people of 18-44 age group from May 20, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Ma Subramanian. “Initially, the government will vaccinate those people aged between 18 years and 44 years from whom the coronavirus can spread much faster like auto-rickshaw drivers and factory workers,” the minister said.
Chief Minister MK Stalin will launch the initiative.