Covid-19 tally crosses 3.79 lakh in TN, Coimbatore sees spike

In Tamil Nadu, the total Covid-19 infection has crossed three lakh 79 thousand with about six thousand new cases identified yesterday. A little over six thousand others recovered taking the total recoveries to three lakh 19 thousand.

However, the number of people undergoing treatment saw a minor drop and stood at 53,541 as 6,047 people were discharged on Sunday.

Chennai retained the number one position in terms of the highest number of fresh cases as it recorded 1,298 cases. For the first time, Coimbatore turned out to be the district with the second highest fresh cases with 392 cases, pushing behind northern districts of Cuddalore, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet which recorded 380, 354 and 352 cases, respectively.

The number of deaths, however, went below the 100 mark on Sunday providing some respite. The State reported 97 deaths on Sunday which brought the overall death toll in the State to 6517, according to the state bulletin.

The state tested 68111 people for the infection on Sunday, which is lower than the record figure of 73,162 Covid-19 tests on Thursday. In Tamil Nadu, just like in other parts of the country, the schools remain closed down, though classes are going on through online mode.

The state school education department is running teaching sessions through its television arm called Kalvi TV and also through the private television channels.