The important piece of news is that the numbers of fresh Coronavirus cases continue to reduce in TN for the third consecutive day. It must be noted that yesterday there were 30055 fresh cases reported in TN. There are 2.11lakhs active cases now.
In TN, the case fatality rate was between 1.2 to 1,3percent but the number of daily cases is increasing. From a weekly average of 8 deaths per day on 5th January, the number went up to 19 deaths per day on 15th of January and the deaths went up to 19 on Tuesday, 25th January. It is revealed that atleast 31 out 0f 48 who died were above the age of 70.
The health minister Mr M. Subramaniam spoke about how Covid-19 was incidental finding and how patients who get admitted for some reason test positive for Covid-19. He then explained how the state has advised the hospitals not to test the inpatients getting admitted for other reasons unless they were symptomatic. It is learnt that out of 2.11 lakhs active cases 10088 were from the hospitals.
It was pointed out by the TN health secretary Mr. Radhakrishnan that 1133 patients were in ICU and 4842 patients in oxygen beds and there has been no shortage of beds, oxygen supply etc.