Coronavirus update: Tamil Nadu records 25 new positive cases | state total rises to 1267
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami addressed the media on Thursday and said that 25 new coronavirus positive cases have been recorded across the state taking the total number of people affected by the disease to 1267 from Wednesday's count of 1242. The TN CM further added saying one person has died on Thursday due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak taking the total death toll in the state to 15 people. Furthermore, the 25 fresh cases in the state is the lowest since March 30 when 17 people tested positive for the dangerous disease with CM Edappadi Palaniswami adding that Tamil Nadu now has the facilities to conduct tests on as many as 5,590 individuals on a daily basis. Apart from the 118 people who have returned home after treatment, the recovered numbers today stands at 62 who have also been discharged.
CM Edappadi Palaniswami further during his press meet stated that there is no food scarcity in Tamil Nadu nor has anyone been left to starve during the ongoing lockdown period, which began on March 25 and was earlier this week extended to May 3 after initially planned to come to an end on April 14. He then went on to add saying he has belief that no new coronavirus positive cases will be seen in the state in the next four to five days and that the spread of the disease will be contained to a great extent.
The amount of destruction caused by the COVID-19 virus to life and economy around the world has been catastrophic considering 2 million people have tested positive for the fatal disease, which has gone on to claim over 1 lakh lives to date. Work has been largely affected as governments around the world ordered for a complete lockdown bringing life to a standstill resulting in a halt in the production of work for millions leading to huge economic losses.
The situation across India too hasn't been favorable as the Ministry of Health and Welfare released a statement showing the significant rise in the number of people affected by the coronavirus as 12,380 positive cases have been reported with 414 people succumbing to the dangerous disease while 1,489 have managed to recover, get discharged or migrate.
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