Chennai Hyderabad Live Updates: 3 more UK returnees to TN test positive, tally now at 34

Tamil Nadu Telangana Coronavirus Assembly Elections 2021 Live Updates: Of the 34 primary cases, 28 of them who tested negative in their follow up RT-PCR test have been discharged and kept under home quarantine.

Tamil Nadu Telangana Assembly Elections COVID-19 Live Updates: A total of 34 passengers who had returned to Tamil Nadu from UK and 20 of their primary contacts have tested positive for COVID-19 till date. Among the 34 primary cases, nine cases were reported in Chennai, three each in Thanjavur, Madurai and Nilgiris, four in Chengalpattu, seven in Trichy and one each in Theni, Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Karur and Virudhunagar. Among the 20 contact cases, six were reported in Chennai, three in Thanjavur, two each in Nilgiris and Theni, four in Chengalpattu and three in Nagapattinam.

A total of 2161 passengers had travelled to Tamil Nadu from UK between January 8 and February 18, of which 1841 have been tested. Among these, seven have tested positive, 1816 have tested negative and the results of 15 passengers are awaited.

Hours after taking charge as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Tamilisai Soundararajan Thursday ordered a floor test in the legislative assembly on February 22 to ascertain whether the Congress-led government in the Union Territory has the majority. Voting will take place by show of hands and the entire proceedings will be videographed.

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A total of 34 passengers who had returned to Tamil Nadu from UK and 20 of their primary contacts have tested positive for COVID-19 till date. Among the 34 primary cases, nine cases were reported in Chennai, three each in Thanjavur, Madurai and Nilgiris, four in Chengalpattu, seven in Trichy and one each in Theni, Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Karur and Virudhunagar. Among the 20 contact cases, six were reported in Chennai, three in Thanjavur, two each in Nilgiris and Theni, four in Chengalpattu and three in Nagapattinam.

A total of 2300 passengers had travelled to Tamil Nadu from UK between November 25 and December 23, of which 2146 have been tested. Among these, 24 have tested positive, 2122 have tested negative and the tracing of more passengers is underway. Additionally, 3977 close contacts of the 2122 passengers who had tested negative were also tested for COVID-19 and were found to be negative.

A total of 2161 passengers had travelled to Tamil Nadu from UK between January 8 and February 18, of which 1841 have been tested. Among these, seven have tested positive, 1816 have tested negative and the results of 15 passengers are awaited. Tracing of further passengers is underway.

Of the 34 primary cases, 28 of them who tested negative in their follow up RT-PCR test have been discharged and kept under home quarantine. Similarly, all 20 contact cases who tested negative in their follow up RT-PCR test have been discharged and kept under home quarantine. Six of the primary cases are under hospital isolation.

Tamil Nadu recorded 457 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 8,46,937. Among these, Chennai reported 138 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,33,936. The state recorded six deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 12,438. Five of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 470 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,30,320.

As of Thursday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 4173. Till date, 5,11,793 males, 3,35,109 females and 35 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 1,69,67,271 samples from the state have been tested till date, with 51,101 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 255 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 68 are government and 187 are private facilities.

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Cars as long as 5.1 metres can be accommodated in the parking facility.

The multi-level parking facility located between Thanikachalam road and Singalavelar street of Theyagaraya road which is expected to have over 700 parking slots is likely to be opened for the public this month. The facility, built in an area of 8,826 sq m, is automated with minimal human interface. The structure, which has valet facility as well, can hold as many as 222 four-wheelers and 513 two-wheelers.

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Five months before they were hacked to death on a busy highway in Peddapalli district of Telangana on Wednesday afternoon, lawyer couple G Vaman Rao (52) and G Nagamani (48) had sought protection from the high court, alleging police harassment over their PIL which sought a probe into an alleged custodial death. On Wednesday, between 2:15 and 2:30 pm, Rao and Nagamani were pulled out of their vehicle and hacked to death. In one of the purported video clips of the incident, an injured Rao has named Kunta Srinivas, a local Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader. Srinivas, president of the party unit in Manthani mandal, and two others, identified as Veldi Vasantha Rao and Chiranjeevi, were detained on Thursday.

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For assistance on COVID-19-related queries and mental health support in Chennai, citizens can contact the Greater Chennai Corporation’s (GCC) COVID-19 helpline 044 46122300 | Citizens can find the nearest GCC-facilitated COVID-19 fever clinic here | For lodging rain-related complaints and assistance during the monsoon, citizens can contact the GCC’s monsoon helplines 044 25384530 or 044 25384540 or the control room 1913 (available 24×7)

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