Till now 3,37,841 samples have been taken and sent for testing.
COVID-19 testing is done in 39 Government and 22 Private labs all over
Tamil Nadu. 11,760 persons have tested positive till date. 3,25,546 samples
were tested negative. Testing of 535 samples are under process. 15,333
samples are repeat samples. 4,406 COVID-19 positive patients have been
discharged following treatment till today. Hence, 7,270 active cases are
under treatment as on today.
Death Case No.79:
A 53 years old female from Chennai, admitted on 16.05.2020 at 11.57 AM in
RGGGH, died on 17.05.2020 at 09.00 AM due to Respiratory Failure / Acute
Respiratory Distress Syndrome with Pneumonia.
Death Case No.80:
A 65 years old female from Chennai with Systemic Hypertension and Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus admitted on 15.05.2020 at 08.12 PM in RGGGH, died on
17.05.2020 at 02.10 PM due to Acute Encephalopathy and Bilateral
Death Case No.81:
A 70 years old female from Chennai with Systemic Hypertension, uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus, Hypothyroidism and Morbid Obesity admitted on 17.05.2020 at 06.45 PM in Stanley Medical College Hospital, died on 18.05.2020 at 05.45 AM due to Left Intertrochanteric Fracture with Pulmonary Embolism.
The general public are advised to adhere to health advisories and
travel advisories issued by the state Government. Public should follow the
cough etiquette by covering the face using handkerchief / towel while
sneezing/ coughing. Do frequent hand washing with soap and water.