As corona infections hit new high in TN, govt on firefighting mode

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday witnessed the highest addition to Covid-19 positive cases with a total of 121 persons testing positive for Coronavirus. The previous highest number was 118 reported on April 2.

Of the total 121, Chennai alone recorded 103 cases to take the total number in the city to 673. A bullet in issued by the Health and Family Welfare department here said a 68-year-old man died at a private hospital taking the toll to 25, which was 1.21  per cent of the total cases. According to sources, the Tamil Nadu government has intensified its efforts to curb the spread of he virus.

A total of 121 positive cases were reported today–the highest on a single day so far–as the total number of cases mounted to 2,058, even as positive cases in Chennai more than doubled when compared to Monday’s 47.

In Tamil Nadu, any district with 20 cases or more is a red zone. The state government has divided the districts into colour-coded zones (green, orange and red) on the basis of the severity of cases. Unfortunately, the state only has one district, Krishnagiri, in the green zone where authorities have reported no new cases in the last 28 days

Chennai is the worst-hit district in the State with the total number of cases standing at 673. Coimbatore has the second-highest number of cases in the State with 141 cases.

The number of active cases in the State went up from 809 on Monday to 902 on Tuesday. The media bulletin classified sources of infection into ‘primary’ and ‘contact’ cases. For primary sources, the bulletin said a detailed investigation was underway.

After Chennai, Chengalpattu had the maximum number of 12 (including a 5-day old child); followed by Kallakurichi 3; Kancheepuram 1 and Namakkal 2. Number of persons under home quarantine was 30,692 and 47 in government quarantine facilities.