Tamilnadu recorded 7,819 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily total seen in the State thus far. Chennai also broke the record for the highest daily cases with the tally standing at 2,564.
The previous highest total for the State was seen on July 27, 2020, with 6,993 cases. Chennai broke Tuesday’s record of 2,482 on Wednesday to set the new highest case load.
Talking about possible reasons for the spike in cases, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan stated that increased testing has led to a rise in the number of daily cases. A total of 97,668 samples were taken on Wednesday, bringing the total samples taken in the state to 1,07,84,108.
Active cases in the state currently stand at 54,315, with Chennai having 20,144. Of the imported cases, three cases were from other nations and 31 were from other states. A total of 25 deaths were recorded, bringing the count so far to 12,970. In the districts, Coimbatore had 521 fresh cases, Tiruvallur 383, and Chengalpettu 364.
Thoothukudi had 244 new cases, Tiruppur 225 cases, and Tiruchy had 216 cases. Madurai had 199 cases, and Tirunelveli had 193 cases. A total of 3,464 patients were discharged following treatment, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,87,663.