File photo of Covid test in Chennai
CHENNAI: Perambalur district on Tuesday reported zero new Covid-19 cases and a dozen other districts recorded a marginal rise of up to six cases.
TN’s daily case tally dropped to 973 cases on Tuesday compared to 990 on Monday. After 1,114 people were discharged, 11,147 were left on the active case list Coimbatore (114) and Chennai (109) remained the only districts with more than 100 cases each.
The sharpest spike in the daily tally was in Mayiladuthurai, with six cases againsr zero on Monday. At least 23 districts reported fewer than 20 new cases each and 12 of them had less than 10 cases. The 21 deaths including five in Chennai took the toll to 36, 157. TN’s case tally touched 27.04 lakh.
Door-to-door vaccination launched
Health minister Ma Subramanian launched door-todoor vaccination from Chengalpet. A doctor and two nurses will visit more than 79,000 hamlet villages besides towns and city wards for vaccinations. These vehicles will travel every day of the week.
“The aim is to push first dose coverage from 71% to 100% by the end of November and encourage all people to take the second dose,” the minister said.
On Tuesday, at least 61 lakh people were due for their second dose. Of this, 48 lakh people were due for Covisheild and 13 lakh for Covaxin. On Tuesday, 95,552 people took the vaccine pushing the total number of doses in the state to 5.6 crore.
The number of people vaccinated at private hospitals touched 26.6 lakh doses.
The state has also sought help from the education department to spread awareness among students about the need for adult vaccination and Covid protocols including masks and social distancing