The coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu was on rise. At least 5,875 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the sounthern state today. Tamil Nadu was one of the severely affected states by coronavirus pandemic in the country.The total number of coronavirus cases in the state stood at 2,57,613.
At least 98 COVID-19 patients succumbed to death in the last 24 hours. With this, the COVID-19 fatalities in the state rose to 4,132, according to the state health department. The state tested 60,344 samples in the last 24 hours, the bulletin read. The state reported 5,517 recoveries from COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours. Over 1.96 lakh have been recovered from the disease in the state.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit on Sunday tested positive for novel coronavirus infection. "He is asymptomatic and clinically stable," a health bulletin from Kauvery hospital mentioned. The hospital advised him home-isolation. "He will be monitored by the medical team of Kauvery Hospital," the hospital bulletin added.
To curb the virus spread, the Tamil Nadu government earlier announced a complete shutdown in the state on Sundays till the end of August. Only the essential shops like medical outlets were permitted to open during the lockdown. All other shops including groceries and restaurants and hotels would be closed.
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami today warned private hospitals of due action if they overcharge COVID-19 patients. He said all private hospitals should clearly display the government-fixed rates for the treatment of the virus.
Palaniswami's warning, in a tweet, comes a day after the government temporarily revoked permission for treatment granted to a private hospital here for allegedly charging a coronavirus patient ₹12 lakh for 19 days of treatment.
"Due action will be taken if complaints against private hospitals overcharging patients are received," Palaniswami said.