Chief Minister K Palaniswami urges centre to share 50 percent of RT-PCR test cost

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported 5,325 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 5,57,999 while the death count mounted to 9,010 with 63 more fatalities.
With 5,363 patients getting discharged from various hospitals, the cumulative number of cured people breached the five lakh mark.
The state has tested (RT-PCR) 67,25,037 samples, including 84,979 on Wednesday, and Chief Minister K Palaniswami urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a virtual meet on the pandemic situation to fund at least 50 per cent of the cost of the tests, an official release said.
The positivity rate in the state has come down from a high of 10.47 per cent in July to 6.2 per cent currently, he said.

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