Tamil Nadu recorded 1,657 new cases of coronavirus with its graph downward. This has affected 2,658,923 infections on Monday.
The death toll now rose to 35,509 including 19 deaths from the infection.
The State registered 1,694 Covid-19 new cases on Sunday.
Increase in number of cases
According to a State Health Department bulletin, today cumulative recoveries at 2,606,153 with 1,662 positive discharged from Covid-19 after their treatment. As of Monday, there remain 17,261 active cases including isolation.
Tamil Nadu reports 1,630 fresh #COVID19 infections, 1,643 recoveries and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours
Total cases: 26,60,553
Total recoveries: 26,07,796
Death toll: 35,526
Active cases: 17,231 pic.twitter.com/IQoIsVRaXV
— ANI (@ANI) September 28, 2021
The maximum number of positive cases Monday supported in four districts, particularly Coimbatore with 189 new infections, Chennai 186, Erode 117 and Chengalpattu 113. Five districts have seen new cases, but 29 districts have reported new cases below 100, according to the bulletin.
3 deaths from the infection reported in the state capital on Monday, increasing Covid-19 to 8467. The total Chennai cases were 549,270 with 2,058 active cases, while the total recoveries, 208 of which today were 538,745.
Mega vaccine camps
Meanwhile, Medical and Family Minister Ma Subramanian stated Tamil Nadu would take his fourth mega vaccination camp Covid-19 Sunday, if around 5 million doses were provided by the Central Government. He said that efforts ongoing to get the number of recipient vaccines required.
“Currently, we have a stock of 3 lakh doses of Coronavirus vaccines. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has requested the Central government to provide about 50 lakh vaccines per week to sustain the momentum of inoculation,” Subramanian told reporters here.
A record 28.91 lakh had vaccinates by mega-vaccination camps. This had started at almost 40 000 places throughout the state on 12 September. The State now planning for the Fourth Camp, the Minister stated on Sunday, apart from get shots 16.43 lakh people and 24.93 lakh persons, respectively, in the second and third camps.
On complaints from some quarters that people forced to avail the shots. Subramanian replied, “no one is being forced”. “There was an overwhelming response from the people to all the three camps held so far, leading to the State exceeding the target. Anyway, there is nothing wrong with that (if it has done),” the Minister said.