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Tamil Nadu Coronavirus July 10, 11 Highlights: 3,965 fresh cases reported, RJ Suchitra deletes viral video

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News July 10, 11 Highlights: As of Friday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 46,105.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: July 13, 2020 9:17:27 am
Tamil Nadu, COVID-19, Covid cases in Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu recorded 3,965 fresh cases on Saturday bringing the state tally to 1,34,226

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News July 10, 11 Highlights: In a major reshuffle, as many as 51 IPS officers have been transferred in Tamil Nadu.

In major cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tirunelveli, there have been plenty of changes among the senior officers.

Deepa Sathyan has been promoted as Superintendent of Police and has been posted as the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Crime Branch-II) Greater Chennai Police. D N Hari Kiran Prasad has been posted as the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Chennai’s T Nagar while S Aravind has been appointed as Superintendent of the Police in Thiruvannamalai district.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 3,680 positive cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 1,30,261. Among these, Chennai reported 1205 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 74,969.

Tamil Nadu recorded 64 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 1829. At least 57 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.

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18:56 (IST)11 Jul 2020
TN reports 3,965 fresh COVID-19 cases and 69 deaths

Tamil Nadu recorded 3,965 fresh cases today bringing the state tally to 1,34,226. Among these, Chennai reported 1,185 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 76,158. Tamil Nadu recorded 69 deaths on Saturday, putting the state toll at 1,898. Sixty one of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. As of Saturday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 46,410. According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 15,66,917 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 37,825 samples sent today. The state discharged 3,591 patients following treatment today, putting the total number of discharged patients at 85,915.

16:53 (IST)11 Jul 2020
Sathankulam custodial deaths: RJ Suchitra deletes viral video, claims police threatened her with arrest

Radio Jockey Suchitra, who was among the first ones to raise voice against the custodial deaths of a father-son duo in Sathankulam town in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district, has taken down the viral video, which garnered close to a million views on social media, after the CB-CID police warned her of legal actions. The Tamil Nadu branch of CB-CID had asked the singer to take down her video, claiming that the incidents she narrated were “falsely exaggerated” and that they were “not backed up by any proof

16:13 (IST)11 Jul 2020
I have recovered from COVID-19, says Minister KP Anbalagan

Tamil Nadu Minister for Higher Education KP Anbalagan said he has fully recovered from COVID-19 and requested the public not to believe any reports which claim that he is in serious condition. Anbalagan was the first TN minister to be infected by the disease. Till date,12 MLAs have been tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

14:22 (IST)11 Jul 2020
Three arrested for running duplicate 'SBI' bank branch

Tamil Nadu Police have arrested three persons for running a duplicate State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Panruti in Cuddalore district. According to the police, Kamal Babu (19), the son of a former SBI employee, had brought computers, lockers, challans and forged documents, among other items, to set up the branch through his contacts. A website was even created in the name of the Panruti Bazaar branch.

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13:49 (IST)11 Jul 2020
Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur might experience high intensity rainfall : RMC

Regional Metrological Centre forecast on Saturday said parts of Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Vellore, Ranipet, Villupuram, Namakkal, Salem, Cudallore and Perambalur might experience high-intensity rainfall.

13:13 (IST)11 Jul 2020
COVID-19 top 10 zones in Chennai

The total number of cases in Chennai is at 74,969 after the city reported 1205 fresh cases on Friday.

Here is the list of the active cases in the top 10 zones in Chennai:

  • Kodambakkam - 2383
  • Anna Nagar - 2075
  • Teynampet - 1868
  • Royapuram - 1476
  • Tondiarpet - 1464
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar - 1273
  • Ambattur - 1125
  • Adyar - 1191
  • Valasaravakkam - 990
  • Thiruvottiyur - 802
11:32 (IST)11 Jul 2020
56 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities

A total of 56 flights will fly between Chennai and major cities today, with 28 arrivals and 28 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

09:35 (IST)11 Jul 2020
One more lab approved for Covid-19 testing

One more lab in Tamil Nadu has been approved for Covid-19 testing in the state. MGM Healthcare Pvt Ltd at Aminjikarai in Chennai was approved for testing on Friday. With this, the number of labs for Covid-19 testing in the state has gone up to 101 (53 government and 48 private labs).

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09:35 (IST)11 Jul 2020
TN records 3,680 cases, 1205 from Chennai

Tamil Nadu recorded 3,680 positive cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 1,30,261. Among these, Chennai reported 1205 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 74,969.

Besides Chennai, 242 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 61 in Kancheepuram, 219 in Thiruvallur, five each in Ariyalur and Karur, 43 in Coimbatore, 13 in Cuddalore, 15 each in Dharmapuri and Erode, eight in Dindigul, 82 in Kallakurichi, 105 in Kanyakumari, two each in Krishnagiri and Namakkal, 192 in Madurai, seven in Nagapattinam, 10 in Nilgiris, 36 in Pudukottai, 85 in Ramanathapuram, 13 in Ranipet, 127 in Salem, 42 in Sivagangai, nine in Tenkasi, 47 in Thanjavur, 108 in Theni, 31 in Thirupathur, 103 in Thiruvannamalai, 27 in Thiruvarur, 195 in Thoothukudi, 145 in Tirunelveli, 24 in Tiruppur, 109 in Trichy, 140 in Vellore, 41 in Villupuram, 143 in Virudhunagar and one in Perambalur districts.

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09:33 (IST)11 Jul 2020
Welcome to today's live blog

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19:13 (IST)10 Jul 2020
51 IPS officers transferred in Tamil Nadu

In a major reshuffle, as many as 51 IPS officers have been transferred in Tamil Nadu. In major cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tirunelveli senior officers there has been plenty of changes. Deepa Sathyan has been promoted as Superintendent of Police and has been posted Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Crime Branch-II) Greater Chennai Police. Similarly, D.N. Hari Kiran Prasad has been promoted as Superintendent of Police and posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police, T, Nagar, Chennai. S.Aravind has been appointed as Superintendent of the Police in Thiruvannamalai district. 

15:47 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Chennai records 35 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Chennai recorded 35 COVID-19 related deaths over the past 24 hours.

Eight deaths were recorded in Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, three in Government Super Specialty Hospital in Omandurar Estate, three in Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, six jn private hospitals at Thousand Lights and Adyar and 15 in Government Stanley Hospital and Medical College. 

14:56 (IST)10 Jul 2020
10 districts to receive heavy rain in next 24 hours

The Regional Meterological Centre (RMC) in Chennai has forecast heavy rainfall in 10 districts of the state over the next 24 hours.

Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Krishnagiri, Erode, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Theni will receive heavy rainfall. Dindigul, Coimbatore and Nilgiris will receive heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms.

According to the Deputy Director of RMC, Chennai will observe cloudy skies along with thunderstorms.

According to the RMC, 39 per cent more rainfall has been recorded this year during the southwest monsoon. The Deputy Director added that the state has been receiving good rainfall due to thunderstorms.

13:28 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Another TN Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Tamil Nadu Cooperative Minister Sellur K Raju has been tested positive for COVID-19. This comes two days after Electricity Minister P Thangamani was tested positive for COVID-19. Including Minister Raju,12 MLAs in Tamil Nadu have been tested positive till date.

13:05 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Chennai has 20,271 active cases

With the COVID-19 tally in Chennai at 73,728, the city has 20,271 active cases as of today.

Here is the zonal-wise breakup of active cases.

  • Kodambakkam - 2553
  • Anna Nagar - 2236
  • Teynampet - 2036
  • Royapuram - 1582
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar - 1538
  • Ambattur - 1243
  • Valasaravakkam - 1051
  • Adyar - 1263
  • Thiruvottiyur - 957
  • Manali - 396
  • Madhavaram - 712
  • Tondiarpet - 1522
11:17 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Govt authorises Siddha therapy for COVID-19 treatment in Tamil Nadu

The Siddha practice of medicine is drawing attention in Tamil Nadu after the state government authorised its use in Covid 19 treatment. There are two centres, both in Chennai, offering this therapy and the state government is now planning to expand it beyond the city.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said Siddha is an add-on therapy and one of the many preventive methods. “Those who are not showing full-fledged infection, empirically opt for Siddha therapy. We are closely monitoring the Siddha centres in Chennai, those who need oxygen supply are immediately shifted to government hospitals. We are planning to set up Siddha centres across the state,” he said.

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09:54 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Chromepet in Chennai records over 100 mm of rainfall

Following heavy showers in Chennai early Friday morning, Chromepet recorded the highest rainfall with over 100 mm of rain received in the area. According to private weather blogger Tamil Nadu weatherman, Meenambakkam received 83 mm of rainfall, Anna University recorded 65 mm and Kolapakkam recorded 61 mm of rainfall. 

Elsewhere in Tamil Nadu, Virnjipuram in Vellore recorded 116 mm of rainfall, Natham in Dindigul recorded 53 mm, Virudhachalam in Cuddalore received 45 mm and Harur in Dharmapuri recorded 40 mm.

09:51 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Parts of Chennai, Tamil Nadu receive heavy rainfall

Parts of Chennai and Tamil Nadu received heavy rainfall early Friday morning. According to private weather blogger Tamil Nadu Weatherman, high intensity rains were witnessed in the suburbs of Central and South Chennai. 

09:33 (IST)10 Jul 2020
4,231 cases reported in TN, cases continue to fall in Chennai

As many as 4,231 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Tami Nadu on Thursday, taking the tally to 1,26,581. In Chennai, cases continued to witness a fall in comparison with previous days. With 1,216 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, 73,728 cases have been reported in the city till date.

Though there has been a drop in the number of cases in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, there has been a surge in other districts and some of the districts like Thiruvallur (364), Virudhunagar (289), Madurai (261) Kallakurichi (231), Thoothukudi (191), etc. Chengalpattu, which saw a dip in cases yesterday, reported 169 cases. A total of 145 returnees have tested positive. This included 30 persons from Karnataka. Till July 9, a total of 3,35,739 passengers have entered Tamil Nadu through various modes of transport and 4,175 of them have tested positive.

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09:32 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Welcome to today's live blog

Good morning!
Welcome to the live blog from Chennai where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19, unlock phase 1 in Tamil Nadu and more in the state throughout the day. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said Siddha is an add-on therapy.

Tamil Nadu Minister for Co-operation Sellur K Raju and his wife tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. The minister’s results came just two days after the state Electricity Minister P Thangamani tested positive.

READ | Another minister tests positive

With this, the number of legislators in the state who have tested positive till date has risen to 12. Eight legislators from AIADMK and four from DMK have tested positive so far, with only one DMK MLA succumbing to the virus.

Also Read | Tamil Nadu bars Friends of Police for its alleged involvement in Sathankulam custodial deaths

The Siddha practice of medicine is drawing attention in Tamil Nadu after the state government authorised its use in Covid-19 treatment. There are two centres, both in Chennai, offering this therapy and the state government is now planning to expand it beyond the city.

READ | Siddha therapy in focus as Tamil Nadu govt authorises use in Covid treatment

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said Siddha is an add-on therapy and one of the many preventive methods. “Those who are not showing full-fledged infection, empirically opt for Siddha therapy. We are closely monitoring the Siddha centres in Chennai, those who need oxygen supply are immediately shifted to government hospitals. We are planning to set up Siddha centres across the state,” he said.

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