TN’s Covid count inches close to 7 lakh

Tamil Nadu’s overall tally of Covid-19 cases moved closer to the seven lakh-mark as 3,086 more persons tested positive on Wednesday. The number of persons discharged so far has crossed 6.50 lakh.

The State Health Bulletin released on Wednesday evening, showed some positive sign towards recovery as the state recorded 3,086 new cases.

There has been a downtrend in the infection spread across TamilNadu, with reports of new infections falling below 4000, for the past few days. On the positive side, 4,301 were recovered from COVID-19 taking the tally of recoveries to 6,50,856.

The results of the second serosurvey conducted here recently to detect the transmission of coronavirus has shown an overall positivity rate of 32.3 per cent, authorities said.

This was more than the number of those found affected by the virus during the first survey conducted in July. “Results of Chennai Serosurvey-II: Serosurvey samples tested- 6,389 out of which 2,062 are positive for IgG antibodies presence with overall positivity of 32.3 per cent,” Greater Chennai Corporation said in a statement.

In Chennai, 845 persons tested positive on Wednesday, taking the total count to 1,92,527 — 1,77,546 discharged, 11,425 active cases and 3,556 deaths. Coimbatore reported 314 fresh cases, accounting for a total of 40,690. Salem added 198 cases, while Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu recorded 180 and 159 cases respectively.