Covid-19: Chennai under control, but cases increase rapidly in other parts of TN

The districts in southern and northern tips of the State continue to witness a spike in Covid cases, even as the situation in Chennai was largely brought under control.

The number of people cured of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu inched towards the one-lakh mark on Tuesday while the state reported 67 deaths and 4,526 fresh cases, its highest singleday spike. All districts recorded cases, but the worry for public health officials was the southern region.

The state’s case tally reached 1,47,324 and the toll rose to 2,099, but with 4,743 patients discharged on Tuesday, those cured totalled 97,310. This left the state with 47,912 active cases, including 15,814 in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu recorded 4,328 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the state tally to 1,42,798. Among these, Chennai reported 1,140 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 78,573.

Tamil Nadu recorded 66 deaths Monday, putting the state toll at 2,032. Fifty-nine of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state also discharged 3,035 patients following treatment putting the number of discharged patients at 92,567

The Tamil Nadu Health Department is keeping a guarded watch on Chennai, state’s coronavirus epicenter, even as its daily COVID-19 figures showed a dip for the fifth consecutive day.

As 1,140 people tested positive in the state capital on Monday, the overall fall in daily numbers was 53 per cent. More than 2,000 cases were registered in Chennai between July 29 and June 3.