Mayhem In May As Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc In Tamil Nadu

The New Indian Express Chennai|June 01, 2020

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Mayhem In May As Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc In Tamil Nadu
Number of deaths multiplied six times and number of cases by ten times in the month; officials say that the top challenge is protecting the vulnerable herd
OM Jasvin MD

The summer month of May kept the medical professionals in the State unusually busy with each day throwing up more COVID-19 cases. As the State is now stepping into Lockdown 5.0 or Unlock 1.0, officials say that the top challenges are protecting the vulnerable sections and ensuring social distancing in public places.

From just 2,323 cases on April 30, the State went on to record a whopping 22,333 confirmed cases on May 31. In May alone, there were 20,010 cases across the State.

The Coronavirus mortality rate was also not different. It was six times more in May compared to the month before that. About 84 per cent of the deceased had comorbid conditions while 50 per cent of the victims were above the age of 60.

Chennai alone has contributed 14,802 cases and 129 deaths, which accounts for almost 70 per cent of the State’s numbers.

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