Tamil Nadu witnesses rapid spread of Covid-19 with 266 new cases

In another day’s high, 266 persons have been infected with coronavirus in Tamil Nadu taking the tally to 3,023.  Of the 266 new cases, Chennai alone recorded 203, taking the total to 1,458 — nearly half the total affected in the State.

As per the daily bulletin released by the state government, the total number of cases in Tamil Nadu as of Sunday stands at 3023. The total number of positive cases reported from Chennai as of Sunday stands at 1458.

Coimbatore has the second-highest number of COVID patients in the state with 146 persons. The total number of patients discharged upon recovery in Tamil Nadu is 1379 with 38 persons getting discharged on Sunday.

Villupuram witnessed a record 33 cases; followed by Cuddalore with 9; Kallakurichi with 6; Coimbatore with 4; Ariyalur, Madurai, Tenkasi and Tiruvallur with two each, and Kanyakumari, Tiruvannamalai and Chengalpattu with one each.

With 38 Covid-19 positive patients discharged following treatment, the total number of those recovered from the infection increased to 1,379 in the State, according to government data.

A bullet in issued by the Health and Family Welfare department said a 44-year-old corona tested positive man died at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) at 1415 hrs taking the toll to 30, while the total number of positive cases in the State swelled to 3,023.

A total of 266 people (187 men, 79 women) tested positive on Sunday from 12 districts–the highest single day count so far–with 203 cases coming from Chennai alone, a majority of them from the single cluster of Koyambedu Wholesale vegetable market in the city.