India is now surging in the recovery rates. Twenty-nine residents of an old-age home in Chennai improved from coronavirus and were released from the Government Stanley Hospital on Friday. The residents had comorbidities and 25 of the residents were aged more than 70 years of age. The elderly people of Anandam home in Ambattur were tested positive for coronavirus on September 5 and were transferred to the government hospital after some of the citizens showed symptoms of fever. The old-age home in total has 105 elderly residents with 75 women and 30 men.
As per a report, Bhageerathy Ramamoorthy, the managing trustee of the home told that they have taken extra precautions to control the spread of COVID-19. The improved people will be told to stay in a hostel nearby after which they will be provided at the Anandam home. Speaking to a leading daily, the dean of Stanley Hospital, Dr. Balaji stated that all the residents were in the age group of 60 and 95 years and had comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension. The occupants were under the moderate COVID-19 category and the hospital followed the protocol to treat the elderly patients.
Earlier in the first week of September, around 58 people of an old-age home got tested positive for coronavirus in Palavakam. The residents were shifted to various government hospitals in the city. Tamil Nadu presently has 46,506 active cases of coronavirus with 5,478 patients testing positive on Friday. The state has a total of 5,30,908 persons who have tested positive for the virus so far. The state tested 85,543 samples on Friday.