Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Chennai, 12 other districts report spike in new cases | Chennai News – Times of India


CHENNAI: Fresh cases of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu dropped to 1,767 on Tuesday compared to 1,785 on Monday. However, 13 districts, including Chennai and Kancheepuram, reported a marginal increase in new cases. TN also recorded a rise in daily deaths to 29 on Tuesday compared to 26 on Monday and 22 on Sunday. Seventeen districts, including Chennai and Kancheepuram, reported zero deaths on Tuesday.
New cases in Chennai, which were on a steady decline, saw a sudden increase on Tuesday. New cases in the city fell from 133 on July 22 to 122 cases on Monday. On Tuesday, the city reported 139 cases. With this increase, the city reported the second highest number of new cases in the state after Coimbatore (169). Cases in Coimbatore also saw a marginal increase from the 164 cases it reported on Monday. “Though there is a steady decline in cases across the state, some districts are either plateauing or increasing marginally. This has slowed the fall rate,” said health secretary J Radhakrishnan. “Individual choices and indiscretion on Covid appropriate behaviour plays a key role in keeping the infection low. People should wear masks and maintain social distance at all times,” he said. Perambalur, which reported six cases on Tuesday, continues to report the lowest number of cases in the state, followed by Ramanathapuram (9).
After discharging 2,312 people from the Covid registry, TN was left with 22,188 active cases at the end of the day. Barring Coimbatore, Chennai, Erode
(132), and Thanjavur (102), all other districts reported fewer than 100 cases on Tuesday. Active cases all districts fell below the 2,000 mark. Coimbatore, which had 2,028 people under treatment on Monday, had 1,947 active cases on Tuesday. Chennai had 1,840 active cases, Erode 1,410 and Salem 1,400.
Of the 29 deaths, Coimbatore and Chengalpet reported three each, followed by two each in Erode, Tiruvallur, Namakkal and Ariyalur. Fifteen districts reported one death each and 17 reported zero deaths. On Monday, 22 districts reported zero deaths.

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