Elderly Asked to Wear Masks as COVID-19 Surges in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government has warned the senior population and those with co-illnesses to wear masks when moving around crowded places.

In the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu recorded 493 fresh cases. With this, the total number of active cases in the state has reached 2876 cases. Among the active COVID-19 cases reported, 137 were admitted to hospitals, two were in intensive care units (ICUs) while 51 were administered oxygen therapy.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu

The daily Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the state is 8.6. Chengalpattu and Kanniyakumari reported 12 and 11 TPR respectively while Chennai reported 10.

Except for Ramanathapuram, Kallakurichi, Tenkasi and Villupuram, all other districts recorded fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours in Tamil Nadu.

The TN health department has however said that there were no reasons to panic as the state has not witnessed any large rapidly rising clusters as was witnessed during the first three phases of COVID-19.

Source: IANS

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