South India Covid-19 update: 645 new cases in five southern states on Thursday

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With a spike of 509 positive cases as of 8 am on Thursday, Tamil Nadu became the third state in India to report over 9,000 cases. The total in the state jumped to 9227. 

South India Covid-19 update: 645 new cases in four southern states on Thursday

With a spike of 509 positive cases, Tamil Nadu became the third state in India to report over 9,000 cases. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in the state to 9,227, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Among the total people infected as on date, 2,176 have recovered and 64 have passed away. The state capital of Chennai had the highest number of Covid-19 cases at 303 confirmed infections in the state. Out of 509 new cases reported as of 8 am on Thursday, nine people who are those who landed in Chennai from other countries under Vande Bharat mission confirmed positive for the disease.

Over the past seven days, Tamil Nadu seen the highest spike in cases among the top ten states with most cases. Opposition leader M K Stalin criticised chief minister EK Palaniswami for blaming traders, vendors and public for the creation of Koyambedu Covid-19 cluster. He blamed the government for the creation of the cluster.

In a statement, Stalin said the government had failed to control the spread of coronavirus. “Around February, the government said it would not allow the virus to enter the state. Later, it said within three days the virus spread would be under control. But the number is increasing,” said Stalin.

“Even before announcing a lockdown, the government must have taken proper steps to prevent people from converging at one place in large numbers. The government also announced a lockdown within a lockdown, and this also made people converge at large numbers at Koyambedu market. How can people and traders be blamed when the blame lies on the government,” asked Stalin.

Andhra Pradesh

47 new coronavirus cases were reported as of 8:00 AM on May 14 in Andhra Pradesh, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh to 2,137. Among the total people infected as on date, 1,142 have recovered and 47 have passed away. Kurnool had the highest number of Covid-19 cases at 158 confirmed infections.

Andhra Pradesh's 2,137 cases put it at number 9 in terms of number of cases among all states and union territories in India. Within the country, Maharashtra continues to have the most cases with 25922.

Telangana

Telangana reported 41 new coronavirus cases as of 8:00 AM on May 14, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Telangana to 1,367. Among the total people infected as on date, 940 have recovered and 34 have passed away.

Karnataka

The state saw a spike of 22 new coronavirus cases in the state in the last 24 hours. With this the total number of positive cases in the state has gone up to 981.The cases included 35 deaths and 456 discharges.

The new cases include five from Bengaluru Urban, four each from Bidar, Gadag and Mandya, three from Davangere, and one each from Belagavi and Bagalkote. Four minors including a six year old are among those tested positive. Six patients have a travel history to Mumbai and four to Ahmedabad.

An 80-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man are among two people who succumbed to the virus on Thursday. The 60-year-old patient was administered with plasma on Wednesday but could not recover due to his pneumonia-related problem, said Dr C R Jayanti, director-cum-dean of Bangalore Medical College Research Institute.

Kerala

Twenty six new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in the state on Thursday. 10 cases have been reported from Kasargod, five from Malappuram, three each from Wayanad and Kannur, two from Kozhikode and one each from Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts. Seven of these are those who came from abroad under the Vande Bharath Mission and three with a travel

Three members of Parliament and two MLAs, who visited Walayar check post in Palakkad district, where large number of Keralites from other states remained stranded on May 9, and 400 others, 50 media persons and 100 police personnel have been asked to go into home quarantine. The direction has been given by the health department after a person who collapsed and died there on that day proved positive for Covid-19.

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