Daily corona count in Chennai crosses 2,500 mark

The daily count of coroanvirus cases in Tamilnadu continue to soar as the State reported more than 2,500 cases on Wednesday.

The health department said 2,579 new cases were reported, taking the caseload to 8.86 lakh. Recoveries were lesser with 1,527 patients being discharged from hospitals, leaving 15,879 cases.

The state saw the COVID-19 case count cross the 1,000 mark on March 19 after an 80 day gap and the 2,000 mark on March 27.

Chennai accounted for most of the new infections on Wednesday with 969 cases, taking the aggregate to 2,48,965.

The metropolis also leads in the number of fatalities with 4,243. A total of 83,713 samples were tested on Wednesday, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined so far to 1,95,95,368.

Five districts, including Chennai, clocked new infections in triple digits — Chengalpet 250, Coimbatore 273, Thanjavur 106 Kancheepuram 130 while 24 distrcits reported cases in double digits.