With 21 recoveries, the number of active cases in Madurai stands at 178. No death was reported in all the ten southern districts on Friday.
With fresh cases below 60 in Trichy, central region also recorded a dip in fresh cases on Friday. Trichy had 54 fresh cases , which is one lesser than Wednesday’s. The number of patients getting discharged came up to 67 from 62.
A total of 130 fresh cases were reorded in the southern districts with 27 in Kanyakumari, followed by Tirunelveli (26), Sivaganga (20), Madurai (11) and Tuticorin (10). Ramanathapuram (4) recorded the lowest in the region. The region had 173 recoveries and the number of active cases dropped to 1,482.
The declining trend of active cases continued in Trichy with 670 as against which 683 on WednesdayCentral region recorded 293 fresh cases. The region recorded less than 300 cases for the first time in several months.
While Madurai had the lowest positivity rate in the state over the last few weeks, according to the health department bulletin on Friday Virudhunagar (0.1) recoded the lowest on Thursday.