TN’s Covid count comes down, but some areas of Chennai witness spike

With another 1,404 persons testing positive, Tamil Nadu’s tally of COVID-19 cases reached 7,83,319 on Tuesday. However, sources said some areas of Chennai are witnessing little spike in coronavirus infections.

Of the 37 districts, Kallakurichi reported no fresh case, while eight other districts recorded new cases in single digit.

In Chennai, 380 persons tested positive for the infection, taking the city’s case count to 2,15,739. With 141 fresh cases, Coimbatore’s tally rose to 48,866.

There were 86 cases in Chengalpattu, 65 in Tiruppur and 63 each in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts. Salem had 56 cases, while Tiruvannamalai, after recording cases in single digit for two days, accounted for 47 fresh infections.

Eight districts reported cases in single digits — Ariyalur (5), Kanniyakumari (8), Perambalur (3), Pudukottai (8), Ramanathapuram (4), Tenkasi (5), Theni (5) and Thoothukudi (9).