TN to foot the test bill of private labs; Corona count 1,075


By NS Desk 12-Apr-2020

Chennai, April 12 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to foot the bill of coronavirus tests at private labs. The number Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu has risen to 1,075 with 106 people testing positive in the last 24-hours.

Speaking to reporters here on Sunday, TN Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said with the death of a 45-year-old woman on Saturday, the Covid-19 toll in the state had risen to 11.

Rajesh said eight doctors (four of private hospital, two of Railway Hospital and two of government hospital) were infected.

According to her, 50 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals in the state.

On the plasma therapy -- use of blood serum of a Covid-19 recovered person -- Rajesh said the state had sent its application to the central government. Research on coronavirus vaccine was also on in the state, she added.



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