Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus September 2, 3 Highlights: Death toll crosses 7500 with 98 deaths recorded in last 24 hours
Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News September 2, 3 Highlights: Of the 7,72,721 passengers who entered Tamil Nadu through various modes of transport, 6,369 have tested positive.
According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 56,30,323 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 85,473 samples having been sent yesterday. (Representational)
Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News September 2, 3 Highlights: Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported 5,990 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 4,39,959. With 98 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the death toll reached 7,516.
In Chennai, 1,025 cases were reported, which pushed the city’s overall tally to 1,37,732. Other neighboring districts of Thiruvallur (285), Chengalpattu (390) and Kancheepuram (133) reported 808 Covid-19 cases. Coimbatore, with 579 cases, recorded the second highest tally of cases in the state today. In Salem (403) and Cuddalore (405), cases continue to surge.
On Wednesday, as many as 5,891 persons were discharged, taking the number of recovered patients to 3,80,063. There are 52,380 active cases in the state.
A total of 75,829 samples tests were done by RT-PCR yesterday. So far, 49,64,141 samples have been tested in Tamil Nadu.
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Veeralakshmi said while her family was a bit hesitant about her profession initially, later they understood that this was what she wanted to do.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami Monday flagged off 118 new ambulances to strengthen the state’s emergency services amid the coronavirus pandemic. Driving one of ambulances in the fleet was 30-year-old Veeralakshmi, who also became the first woman ambulance pilot in the state.
Veeralakshmi got the job after serving as a call taxi driver for three years in Chennai. Hailing from Bodinayakanur in Theni, Veeralakshmi had completed her diploma in automobile engineering. After marriage, she moved to Chennai with her husband who had been serving as a taxi-driver for more than 10 years.
Inter-district bus transport and passenger train services within Tamil Nadu will resume from September 7, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced on Wednesday. “Considering public welfare, inter-district government and private bus transport will be allowed across Tamil Nadu following the Standard Operating Procedure from September 7,” Palaniswami said in a statement.
Passenger train services within the state will also be permitted from September 7, he said. Inter-state train services are already operational on permitted routes. Suburban train services, which were stopped from March across the country, continue to be barred.