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Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News July 15, 16 Highlights: 4,549 fresh cases and 69 deaths reported

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News July 15, 16 Highlights: As of Wednesday, there are 47,340 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Updated: July 17, 2020 9:25:46 am
coronavirus, coronavirus cases, chennai news, coronavirus cases in tanil nadu, coronavirus deaths in tamil nadu, tamil nadu coronavirus cases, tamil nadu corona cases, chennai corona cases Chennai currently has 13,822 active cases, after the city reported 1291 positive cases on Wednesday. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News July 15, 16 Highlights: The results for the class 12 exams were declared by the Directorate of Government Exams (DGE) today. Almost all of the over 7.99 lakh students who had appeared Tamil Nadu Plus Two Higher Secondary exams have cleared it.

The board announced that 92.3 % of students passed the Class XII exams this year. This is not only one per cent rise from 91.3 per cent last year but the highest ever pass percentage in the past five years.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 4496 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 1,51,820. Among these, Chennai reported 1291 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 80,961.

Tamil Nadu recorded 68 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 2167. As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 47,340.

The state discharged 5000 patients following treatment Wednesday, putting the total number of discharged patients at 1,02,310.

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18:00 (IST)16 Jul 2020
COVID-19 deaths in top 10 zones in Chennai

Here is a list of the deaths in the top 10 zones in Chennai:

  • Teynampet (Zone 9) - 202
  • Tondiarpet (Zone 4) - 183
  • Royapuram (Zone 5) - 172
  • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 138
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) - 133
  • Anna Nagar (Zone 8) - 123
  • Adyar (Zone 13) - 74
  • Thiruvottiyur (Zone 1) - 73
  • Ambattur (Zone 7) - 49
  • Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) - 41
17:15 (IST)16 Jul 2020
7-year-old strangled to death by neighbour for asking him to change channel, 2 arrested

A seven-year-old girl has been brutally murdered in Tamil Nadu for asking her neighbour to switch on the television, police officials said on Wednesday. Officials said two people have been arrested in connection with the incident, which had sent shock waves across the state.

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16:32 (IST)16 Jul 2020
COVID-19: Top 10 zones in Chennai

Royapuram in Chennai has the highest cases among the cities 15 zones with 9869 cases.

Here is the list of top 10 zones:

  • Royapuram (Zone 5) - 9869
  • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 9111
  • Teynampet (Zone 9) - 9042
  • Anna Nagar (Zone 8) - 9018
  • Tondiarpet (Zone 4) - 8474
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) - 6389
  • Adyar (Zone 13) - 5241
  • Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) - 4031
  • Ambattur (Zone 7) - 3969
  • Thiruvottiyur (Zone 1) - 3111
14:59 (IST)16 Jul 2020
Nine-month old boy in Puducherry succumbs to COVID-19

In news from Puducherry, a nine-month old boy died of COVID-19 on Thursday, taking the toll to 22, while a single day high of 147 fresh cases pushed the overall tally to 1,743.

Puducherry Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar told reporters through video mode that the child was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government Women and Child hospital with complaints of diarrhea yesterday and tested positive for the virus and died. The Health department has stepped up efforts to trace the source of infection for the baby.

The death of the child indicated that age not is a factor to reckon with for the patients falling victims to the dreaded infection, he said. The Health department Director appealed to people to adhere to safety norms so that the spread of the infection could be controlled.

The union territory recorded a single day high of 147 cases during the last 24 hours, of which 128 were in Puducherry, 12 in Karaikal and seven in Yanam region. The total number of coronavirus cases in Puducherry so far is 1,743 of whom 774 are active cases. Total patients recovered and discharged so far were 947 and fatalities were 22.

12:33 (IST)16 Jul 2020
Chennai has 13,822 active cases in 15 zones

Chennai currently has 13,822 active cases, after the city reported 1291 positive cases on Wednesday.

Here is the list of the active cases in the city's top 15 zones under the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) limits:

  • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 2219
  • Anna Nagar - 1574
  • Teynampet - 1477
  • Royapuram - 1101
  • Adyar - 1065
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar - 1059
  • Tondiarpet - 957
  • Ambattur - 930
  • Valasaravakkam - 395
  • Thiruvottiyur - 642
  • Alandur - 528
  • Madhavaram - 405
  • Sholinganallur - 395
  • Perungudi - 339
  • Manali - 264
11:27 (IST)16 Jul 2020
58 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities

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

09:47 (IST)16 Jul 2020
Tamil Nadu Class XII Results : 92.3 % of students have cleared the exams this year

The Tamil Nadu Education Board has released Class XII Board Examination results. The board announced that 92.3 % of students have passed the Class XII exams this year. A total of 7,79,717 students (including private candidates) took the exam in Tamil Nadu. Tiruppur district has recorded the highest pass percentage with 97.12%. It is followed by Erode with 96.99 per cent and Coimbatore with 96.39 per cent.

09:42 (IST)16 Jul 2020
Six persons killed in accident near Tindivanam

Six persons, including a child were killed in a road accident near Pathiri, a village near Tindivanam after the Tata Sumo that they were travelling in plunged into a ditch. According to the police, the driver lost control of the car and plunged into the ditch, killing six of the eight members on board.

Two other children in the car were injured and were admitted to a hospital in Villupuram for treatment.

09:30 (IST)16 Jul 2020
Welcome to today's live blog

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Welcome to the live blog from Chennai where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19, unlock phase 1 in Tamil Nadu, Class 12 results and more in the state throughout the day. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time.

18:50 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Veerapan's daughter appointed as the state vice-president of TN BJP's youth wing

Vidhya Veerappan, the daughter of dreaded sandalwood smuggler Veerappan has been appointed as the state vice-president of TN BJP's youth wing. She joined the party earlier this February. 

17:19 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Students can register for enginerring counselling from 6 pm today till Aug 16 : Higher Education Minister KP Anbalagan

Students can register for this year's engineering counseling through online from 6 pm today till August 16, says Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister KP Anbalagan.

15:48 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Madras HC dismisses plea challenging TN Government's decision to convert Jaya's residence into a memorial

Madras HC dismisses plea filed by the Poes Garden and Kasthuri Estate owners Association challenging the acquisition of Veda Nilayam, the residence of former TN Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. 

12:37 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Coimbatore District Collector K Rajamani tests positive for Covid-19

Coimbatore District Collector K Rajamani has tested positive for Covid-19. He is undergoing treatment at KMCH hospital in the city. As per reports, he had a mild fever and sore throat since Monday. His test results on Tuesday night had confirmed that he has been infected by the disease. 

12:19 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Active cases in top 10 zones in Chennai

Chennai on Tuesday recorded 1078 cases, taking the city's COVID-19 tally to 79,662. Here is the list of the active cases in the top 10 zones in Chennai:

  • Kodambakkam (Zone 10) - 2199
  • Anna Nagar (Zone - 8) - 1560
  • Teynampet (Zone - 9) - 1497
  • Royapuram (Zone - 5) - 1214
  • Adyar (Zone 13) - 1164
  • Tondiarpet (Zone 4) - 1006
  • Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) - 998
  • Ambattur (Zone 7) - 943
  • Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) - 914
  • Tieuvottiyur (Zone 1) - 608
10:02 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Powercut in parts of Chennai today

Tangedco has announced a powercut in parts of Chennai today from 9 am to 2 pm. Here are the affected areas:

  • Avadi Poompozhil: Parts of Poompozhil Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Hari Krishna Nagar, Christ Colony, Mullai Nagar, Kiruba Nagar, Sudharsan Nagar and Parts of Kannadapalayam.
  • Madhavaram: CMDA Trunk Terminal, Thattankulam Road, SE Koil Street, Anna Street, Rajaji Street, Seethapathy Nagar, Srinivasa Nagar, Parts of MRH Road, GNT Road, Parts of 200 feet Road, Ganapathi Siva Nagar, V S Mani Nagar, Ponniamman Medu, Prakash Nagar, Majestic Colony, Nethaji Street, Thanikachalam Nagar - E, F Blocks; PRH Road, VOC Street and Munusamy Nagar.
  • MathurParts of 1st Main Road MMDA, Edaima Nagar, Kamarajar Salai, MCG Avenue, CKM Nagar, Vijay Nagar, Venkat Nagar, Aavin Quarters, Milk Colony, Bakthavachalam Nagar, Metro Water Pump House, Assis Nagar - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Streets; Elliamman Koil Street and Manjambakkam.
  • Avadi Kamaraj: TNHB Kanchipuram Cooperative Bank, TNHB Mosque Street, TNHB Nazareth School, Patel Street, Kamaraj Nagar Main Road - 9th, 10th Streets; Nehru Nagar and Ganapathy Koil Street.
09:46 (IST)15 Jul 2020
Nungambakkam SI is the fourth police personnel to succumb to COVID-19

Sub-Inspector Gurumoorthy (55) attached to Nungambakkam police station in Chennai, died of Covid-19 Tuesday after failing to respond to treatment at Omandurar Government Hospital.

He is the fourth officer in the state to succumb to the virus, following the deaths of S Balamurali, inspector at Mambalam police station, R Manimaran, a special sub-inspector at Pattinampakkam police station and M Nagarajan, a constable at the Vepery police station in Chennai.

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09:37 (IST)15 Jul 2020
TN records 4,526 COVID-19 cases; infection continues to surge in many districts

Tamil Nadu recorded 4,526 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the state’s overall tally to 1,47,324. Of the total cases, 1,078 were in Chennai, the city has reported 79,662 cases till date.

The infection continued to surge in other districts in the state. Madurai reported 450 cases, Thiruvallur recorded 360 fresh cases followed by Virudhunagar with 328. Chengalpattu reported 264 cases and Vellore 194.

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09:26 (IST)15 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.

tamil nadu custodial deaths, Sathankulam police station custodial deaths, Jeyaraj and bennicks, tamil nadu police, tn police, Radio Jockey Suchitra’s video narrating in vivid details of the Sathankulam custodial deaths had gone viral on social media.

Based on the request of the Chief Secretary of the Tamil Nadu government, Southern Railway has extended the suspension of seven special trains running within the state till July 31.

READ | Southern Railway extends suspension of special trains till July 31

Full refund will be given to the passengers who had made advance reservations on these trains. Counter tickets can be refunded up to any time till six months from the date of the journey. However, MGR-Chennai Central- New Delhi- MGR Chennai Central Rajdhani Express will continue to operate.

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.

READ | Sathankulam custodial deaths: RJ Suchitra deletes viral video, claims police threatened her with arrest

In her video, Suchitra had narrated in vivid detail of how Sathankulam police officials tortured Jeyaraj (62) and Bennicks (32) inside the station. Soon after the video went viral, the issue was debated widely in national television channels.

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”.

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