With 2,516 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 count breached 64,000-mark on Tuesday. The state has been reporting more than 2,000 new single-day virus cases for a week now.
However, there are currently 28,428 active cases only, due to many getting cured from the pandemic. A total of 35,339 patients have been discharged or cured of the highly contagious disease, including 1,227 patients recovering Tuesday, the state health department said.
Chennai reported the highest number of cases in the city. With 1,380 fresh cases in the capital in the last 24 hours, the Covid-19 count in city rose to 44,205 on Tuesday, according to the health bulletin.
In Chennai city, though, the testing momentum was kept up with over 600 ‘fever camps’ held across the 15 zones on Tuesday, according to the Food Minister R Kamaraj who oversaw the cash relief distribution of Rs.1,000 to each of the rice card holders under PDS in the city. He said 53.33 per cent of the households had been covered in the city in disbursing the cash till date.
Of the fresh cases reported on Tuesday, ten patients who arrived in Tamil Nadu from abroad tested positive in the state. In addition to them, 28 passengers who arrived from other Indian states tested positive in the state as well.
Tamil Nadu remains one of the worst-hit states in the country in terms of coronavirus cases and deaths. The biggest contributor, however, is Maharashtra with more than 1.35 lakh cases so far and over 6,200 virus-related deaths.