The highest increase in fresh cases was in Thanjavur, where fresh cases went up to 127 from 106 cases on Sunday, followed by Pudukottai, which saw a rise from 25 to 42 during the same time period. Overall, Coimbatore continued to report the highest number of cases in the state, followed by Chennai and Erode. Coimbatore, nevertheless, reported a dip in new cases from 225 on Sunday to 217 on Monday. The district had 85 streets with at least one Covid-19 case.
Chennai, which reported 205 cases compared to 216 on Sunday. After reporting clusters from birthday parties, temple festivals and in apartment complexes in the last ten days, Greater Chennai Corporation said that until Monday morning there were at least four streets with more than 10 cases each and 21 streets with more than six cases each. By June end, the city had just two streets with more than 10 cases each.
“During contact tracing and analysis, we found that most outbreaks happened when social distancing norms were violated. Most people who had severe symptoms and needed hospitalisations were those who were not vaccinated,” said health secretary J Radhakrishnan. “These small clusters have slowed down the rate of fall. Fresh cases in several districts are stagnant for nearly a month now,” he said.
Of the 28 deaths, Chennai and Tiruppur reported four each, followed by three in Cuddalore, two each in Thanjavur and Trichy. While 13 districts logged one death each, 20 districts reported zero deaths.
Meanwhile, 4.01lakh people took the vaccines at the government centres on Monday, taking the cumulative dosage tally to 2.49 cr. So far, 18.48 lakh doses have been given in private hospitals since May 1.
Cases drop below 900 in Puducherry
Active Covid-19 cases dropped below 900 on Monday in Puducherry. The Union territory reported 49 fresh cases even as 86 patients recovered in the last 24 hours ending at 10am on Monday bringing down the active cases to
892. Of them, 700 are under home isolation and treatment and the rest 192 are at various hospitals. The territory did not report any death on Monday. Healthcare authorities have so far given 7.64 lakh Covid-19 vaccines.
Madurai medical college reopens
Along with other medical colleges across the state, Madurai Medical College was reopened on Monday for students after months of online classes. Covid-19 safety precautions are being taken to ensure the campus is virus free. The Madurai Medical College Dean Dr A Rathinavel said that the college has been reopened with Covid-19 safety SOPs as mandated by the government being followed.