Deaths due to infection also reach 241; C hennai recorded 6,846 cases; 59671 vaccinated

On Saturday, the state continued to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, with 27,397 more people testing positive for the infection and 241 succumbing to it.

The state’s balance sheet rose to 13,51,362, while its balance sheet reached 15,412. The new cases brought her active caseload to 1,39,401.

The 241 deaths (90 in private hospitals and 151 in public facilities) occurred last week.

However, a majority of these people died between May 5 and 7.

This was followed by Tiruvallur which saw 17, Kancheepuram 14, Tiruchi 12 and Tirupattur 11. Chengalpattu and Salem recorded 10 deaths each.

Sixty-one of the people who died had no co-morbidities. They included a 27-year-old man from Thoothukudi, who died at Thoothukudi Medical College hospital on May 7 due to COVID-19 pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Of those who died, 15 were in their 30s and 38 in their 40s.

As many as 6,846 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Chennai, while Chengalpattu and Coimbatore have registered 2,458 and 2,117 cases, respectively. There were 1,284 cases in Tiruvallur and 1,217 in Madurai. Kancheepuram reported 906 cases, Thanjavur 857 and Thoothukudi 853. There were 820 cases in Tiruchi.

With an additional 23,110 people released after the treatment, the total number released from Tamil Nadu reached 11,965,449. In 24 hours, 1.55,998 samples were tested, bringing the total figure to 2,38,54,797 .

Some 13,948 beds – 4,346 oxygen beds, 8,607 oxygen-free beds and 995 ICU beds – are vacant in COVID-19 hospitals and health centers across the state.

Out of a total of 43,566 beds reserved in COVID-19 care centers, 24,129 are vacant. The status of beds in the state is available at /

As many as 59,671 people, including 31,400 aged 45 to 59 and 17,908 elderly, were vaccinated on Saturday, bringing total state coverage to 63,888,078.