TN records new high of Covid-19 cases, imposes complete lockdown in Madurai

Tamil Nadu continued to witness highest single-day spike in novel coronavirus cases for third day in a row with over 2,700 more cases, pushing the state’s Covid-19 count beyond 62,000.

The second-highest cases in a single day were reported on Sunday when 2,532 cases were reported in a single day. Monday was the sixth straight day that the state has reported more than 2,000 new single-day virus cases.

The Tamil Nadu government Monday declared an intensified lockdown in several parts of Madurai district, including the temple town, from Wednesday. The number of Covid-19 cases continued to rise in the state with 2,710 reported on Monday — the 12-day lockdown in Chennai and three neighbouring districts is expected to gradually arrest the steady spike.

While testing too has been at an all-time high in the State, the number of cases has been increasing at an alarming rate. This takes the State’s total tally to 62,087, the State’s media bulletin confirmed. This also marks the sixth consecutive day that the state has reported more than 2,000 new single-day virus cases.

As many as 37 new Covid-19 deaths were reported on Monday. This takes the total recoveries in the state to 794. A total of 34,112 patients have been discharged so far with ..

Of the new cases reported, six patients who arrived in Tamil Nadu from abroad tested positive in the state. In addition to them, as many as 58 passengers who arrived from other Indian states tested positive in the state as well. The majority of these returnees were from Karnataka (11), according to Monday’s bulletin.

Of the new cases reported, six patients who arrived in Tamil Nadu from abroad tested positive in the state. In addition to them, as many as 58 passengers who arrived from other Indian states tested positive in the state as well. The majority of these returnees were from Karnataka (11), according to today’s bulletin.