CHENNAI: At the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), 32 new COVID-19 infections were recorded, bringing the total number of cases to 111. With the number of daily cases in Tamil Nadu continuing to rise, the state's health department has asked district officials to be "prudent" in their response to the virus's spread.
MK Stalin, the chief minister, reviewed COVID-19 management strategies and district preparations for a special mega camp on Monday. On May 8, at least 1 lakh vaccination centres will be set up across the state, targeting more than one crore people who are due for their second dose of coronavirus vaccine.
On Monday, Tamil Nadu reported 55 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 34,53,607, and the number of illnesses recorded at IIT-Madras climbed by 18.
According to a statement, the death toll remains at 38,025, despite the fact that no deaths were reported on Monday.. According to the bulletin, 33 males and 22 women were among those who tested positive by RT-PCR. Twenty-seven persons were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 34,15,220. The total number of active cases is still 362.
The city of Chennai accounted for the new infections with 37, followed by Chengalpattu with five, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga with three each, Virudhunagar with two, and Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Pudukottai, Salem, and Vellore with one each.