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

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.

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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.

–IANS

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