For first time, TN’s Covid count crosses 1,000 mark, State’s tally at 22,333

Tamil Nadu’s Covid numbers are increasing alarminglyl with 13 deaths and 1,149 fresh cases reported on Sunday, the first time the daily count touched four figures. Now the state’s case tally is 22,333 and death toll 173.

Being the second most affected state in the country after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu reported 1,149 fresh Covid-19 cases since Saturday, taking the total number of patients to 22,333, it said.

Along with that, the death toll in the state increased to 173 after 13 more fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, it said. There are currently 9,400 active cases.

With 804 fresh cases, Chennai continued to worry officials and doctors. The city also had cascading effects on its neighbours. While Chengalpet logged 85 cases, Kancheepuram had 16 and Tiruvallur reported 47 cases on Sunday.

The remaining 101 cases where spread among 18 districts including 45 from Tiruvannamalai. Infection rates among natives and guest workers continued to increase at a high rate, leading to fresh outbreaks in districts.

According to the government, a total of 12,049 samples were tested, taking to total over 4.5 lakh till date.

Apart from that, following the rules of the governement on exiting the lockdown in a phased manner, state Chief Minister K Palaniswami allowed partially opening up of public transport services.