Lockdown to be extended in TN as State sees nearly 7000 Covid-19 cases daily

Lockdown with relaxations, currently in force across Tamil Nadu, is likely to continue until August-end, said reports, quoting sources in the government.

While further relaxations could be considered, when chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami holds discussions with district collectors on Wednesday, the ban on public transport as well as malls and cinema halls will remain in force, it is said.

For third day in a row, Tamil Nadu recorded nearly 7,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day, pushing the state’s tally beyond 2.1 lakh on Sunday. The state had recorded its highest single-day tally yesterday with 6,988 patients confirming positive in the 24-hour period.

With 6,986 new cases recorded on Sunday, the total number of novel coronavirus caseload in the southern state has now reached 2,13,723, according to the daily health bulletin.

Chennai alone recorded 1,155 fresh cases which is only 16.5 percent of case share and 83.4 percent of case share came from outside the capital.

Chennai’s neighbouring districts Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur alone counted to 19.3 percent case share.

Chengalpet recorded 501 cases, Kancheepuram 363 and Tiruvallur 480 cases. Cases shot up other than these districts too, Coimbatore recorded 220 cases, Cuddalore 165, Dharmapuri131, Dindugal 203, Kallakurichi 125, Kanyakumari 215,vMadurai 209, Pudukottai 113, Ranipet 367,  Salem 162,  Thanjavur 153, Theni 217, Tiruvannamalai 176, Thoothukudi 248, Tirunelveli 186, Trichy 131, Vellore 196, Villupuram 208 and Virudhunagar recorded 385 cases.