COVID-19 recovery rate high in TN, says CM Palaniswami

The state's recovery rate at 54.49 per cent is better than the national average of 50.59 per cent

Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister, Edappadi Palaniswami, AIADMK, Rajya Sabha MPs, Citizenship Act, MLA S Rajendran, party whip, instructions, SR Balasubramanian, Chief Secretariat of state
If the opinion polls are right, the anti-incumbency factor against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami could be as high as 20 per cent or at least 15 per cent if you want to be generous as compared to the 2016 vote share of 41 per cent secured by the AIADMK on its own. File photo: PTI

Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Tuesday (June 16) said the COVID-19 recovery rate was high in Tamil Nadu, while the fatality rate was low.

In view of a slew of anti-COVID-19 initiatives being taken by the state government, the recovery rate was high at 54.49 per cent, he said adding that adequate relief was also being provided to the poor. “The deaths due to COVID-19 is very low,” he added.

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As on June 15, the state had witnessed a total of 46,504 COVID-19 cases and 25,344 people have recovered. While 20,678 cases are active, 479 patients, including many with comorbidities, have died. The state’s recovery rate is better than the national average of 50.59 per cent.


As per the Centre’s COVID-19 data, Rajasthan has the highest recovery rate of 75 per cent. Out of the 12,401 infections in the state, there are 2,782 active cases and 9,337 people have recovered. As many as 282 have died so far.