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Tamil Nadu core Covid panel to meet on Thursday as cases surge

- April 22, 2021

Chennai, April 22(BPNS)

As Tamil Nadu’s fresh cases touched 11,681 with 53 deaths, Tamil Nadu core Covid panel will meet on Thursday to discuss on future strategy to contain the pandemic.  Tamil Nadu health secretary, scientists and district collectors will be part of the Core committee meet which is likely to meet virtually on Thursday.

On Wednesday the active cases in Tamil Nadu touched 84,361 cases and the state has stepped up the number of daily tests to 1.1 lakh samples.  The occupancy in hospitals is now 75% and the number of fatalities in the state has touched 13,252. The state is now reporting an average of 10,016 daily cases and 41 deaths while there were 6263 fresh cases and 21 deaths on April 14.

Tamil Nadu Covid panel expert committee member Prabhdeep Kaur who is also the Deputy Director, National Institute of Epidemiology in a statement said that cases have been growing in an exponential manner. While speaking to BPNS ,Kaur said, “People must cooperate by wearing face medical masks and avoiding all non-essential activities. We must do this to protect ourselves, our community and society at large.”

The health department is preparing charts, graphs, statistics and brainstorming is taking place to evolve new and fresh strategies to contain the Covid disease from spreading.