Tamil Nadu registers 1,551 new Covid-19 cases, 21 deaths | Chennai News – Times of India


CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu added 1,551 Covid-19 cases, an increase from 1,542 the state reported on Friday. Overall, 15 districts, including Chennai, Thanjavur and Trichy, reported an increase in new cases compared to their Friday tally. Districts such as Coimbatore, Tenkasi and Kanyakumari, sharing borders with Kerala, continued to report the same number of cases.
The sharpest increase was seen in Chennai, where new cases went up to 182 compared to 162 on Friday. Coimbatore, which reported 230 cases on Saturday was the only district to report more than 200 new cases in the state. After Coimbatore and Chennai, Chengalpet (122) reported the highest number of cases.
“Some districts are reporting a marginal increase in cases almost every day. Besides Coimbatore, Chennai, Chengalpet and Erode, where new cases are not dropping below 100, we are concerned about high incidence in Thanjavur and neighbouring delta districts,” said health secretary J Radhakrishnan. On Saturday, Thanjavur reported an increase to 77 from 58 cases it reported on Friday. During the same time period cases in Trichy went up from 45 to 55. “Enforcing covid appropriate behaviour, intensifying screening and vaccination are the only ways to keep the infection under control,” he said.
Meanwhile, at least 19 districts in the state reported fewer than 25 new cases each. Among them eight districts – Madurai (9), Tirupathur (9), Theni (8), Dindigul (7) Tuticorin (7), Perambalur (6), Ramanathapuram (4) and Virudhunagar (4) reported cases in single digits.
Meanwhile, the 21 deaths took the death toll to 34,856 and the state reported a cumulative case tally of 26.10 lakh. At the end of the day, after discharging 1,768 patients there were 17,559 people still undergoing treatment for the viral infection. Of the 21 deaths reported on Saturday, there were four deaths in Chennai, three each in Erode and Salem, and two each in Namakkal and Pudukottai. While seven districts had one death each in six districts, 26 other districts reported zero deaths.

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