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21 districts of TN reported no new Covid -19 cases

- March 21, 2022

Chennai, March 21 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu state public health department has said that there were no fresh Covid -19 cases in 21 of the 38 districts of the state for the past 24 hours ending Sunday evening.

The state had 56 fresh Covid -19 cases on Sunday with Chennai district recording maximum number of new cases at 22. Coimbatore had seven new cases. The state reported these figures after testing 35,500 samples and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) was 0.15%.

The number of active cases has also come down in Tamil Nadu with the number of people undergoing treatment in the state coming down to 620 on Sunday. It may be noted that in the start of March 2022, the number of people undergoing treatment in the state was 5000.

Two people died in the state due to Covid -19 on Sunday. Both were having comorbidities and were aged 68 years. The total number of deaths in the state due to Covid -19 has gone up to 38006 with these two deaths.

Tamil Nadu health minister, Ma Subramanian while speaking to BPNS said, “The fall in the number of fresh Covid -19 cases and the number of active cases are good signs and the measure of the active work conducted by the state health department but people have to be cautious as the neighbouring Kerala has 800 fresh cases yesterday and 59 among them had died. This is important as daily lakhs of people commute between the two states. There is also a rising number of fresh cases in many countries and we must not lower our guards. Everyone should take vaccines which is the only solution to prevent the disease.”

The Tamil Nadu health minister also said that the state has so far organized 25 mega vaccine camps since September 12, 2021, when it commenced. He called upon people to take the first dose and second doses of vaccine with immediate effect. The minister said that 54 lakh people are yet to take the first dose of vaccine while 1.34 lakh people are due for the second dose of vaccine.