It is that time of the day when the official number of the COVID-19 cases are released and May 9th has again come up with high numbers. After a series of spikes in numbers, there seems to be a feeble hope of the infection plateauing but we can only tell for sure, in the coming days! The numbers are still rather high, especially in Chennai, which has again recorded a lot of infected people. The official numbers of #COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus cases in Tamil Nadu are out and we have it for you. The numbers for the last 24 hours show that Tamil Nadu has had 526 new cases of COVID positive being reported, taking the overall total to 6,535! Of these, 279 new cases have been identified in Chennai alone, taking the district's total to 3,314, with Villupuram having 67 cases, Chengalpattu registering 40 new cases, Permabalur adding 31 cases and Tiruvallur 26!
There have been 4 new COVID related deaths in Tamil Nadu in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 44. As of now, Chennai is the biggest hotspot in the state and has 3,314 cases registered, of which 2,757 are active. The total number of active cases in entire Tamil Nadu, stands at 4,664, thus leaving the number of active cases significantly higher than the number of cases recovered! The number of recoveries has been very good today, with 219 new recoveries and discharges and the total number of recovered people is now at 1,824. There have been 13,254 samples tested, in the past 24 hours alone, taking the total tests to 229,670! The TN Government has now eased a lot of lockdown restrictions and the timings for shops to remain open has also been increased. These new rules would be coming into effect from May 11th!
We urge all our readers, viewers and subscribers to follow all the government mandated guidelines and stay safe at home! Break the chain and flatten the curve!
Check out the district-wise infected cases and detailed stats of recovered people here:
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