463 positive TN tests; Dharmapuri, Perambalur, Tirupathur and Villupuram each record one case

Kallakurichi has not reported any new cases of COVID-19, and 27 districts recorded fewer than 10 cases each, even as 463 people tested positive for the infection in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, Chennai reported 169, followed by 46 in Coimbatore, 33 in Tiruvallur and 30 in Chengalpattu. Dharmapuri, Perambalur, Tirupathur and Villupuram recorded only one case each. The total number of cases was 8.49,629.

Death of registered student

Six people died of the infection, bringing the toll to 12,478 people. Two people each died in Chennai and Thanjavur, while Chengalpattu and Salem each recorded one death.

The bulletin published by the Department of Health recorded the death of Lokesh Kumar, 24, a postgraduate medical student at Madras Medical College / Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH).

Dr Lokesh Kumar, who was from Salem and had no comorbidities, was brought dead to RGGGH at 11:30 p.m. on October 26. His death was due to COVID-19 pneumonia.

A health department official said Dr Lokesh Kumar’s death has been reconciled and added to the COVID-19 deaths. He was found dead in a hotel room in Chennai, where he was quarantined after the completion of the COVID-19 service at the hospital.

Another 469 people were released after the treatment. As a result, 8.33,089 people have been released to date. At present, 4,062 people are in treatment. They include 1,750 in Chennai, 399 in Coimbatore and 357 in Chengalpattu.

In the past 24 hours, 50,395 samples have been tested. This brought the total number of samples tested to date to 1,72,72,643.

Another 14,043 people were vaccinated on Wednesday. This brought the total number of people vaccinated so far to 4,14,741.

While 9,332 people received the first dose, 4,711 received the second dose. Of these, 9,297 were health workers, 3,228 were front-line officers, 1,476 were police officers, 16 were RPF members and 26 were election officers. So far, a total of 3,277,476 health workers, 51,577 frontline workers and 35,479 police officers have been covered by the immunization program. The vaccination was carried out in 749 sessions.

Covishield was administered to 8,984 health workers, 3,218 frontline workers and 1,461 police officers. A total of 313 health workers, 10 frontline workers and 15 police officers received Covaxin.

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