Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu on steady decline – Times of India

Chennai News
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu added 2,522 new cases and 27 deaths to the Covid-19 registry on Tuesday that pushed the case tally to 71,4235 and cumulative death toll to 10,983. After 4,029 discharges in the past 24 hours, the number of active cases came down to 27,734.
After testing 69,344 people for the viral infection, the eleven northern districts together reported 51% fresh cases and 40% deaths on Tuesday. The zone also had the highest number of active patients – 13,720. After north, fresh cases were highest in the eight western districts (732) followed by the south zone (247). New cases in the central districts were the lowest at 236.

Officials say by early next week, if fresh cases continue to decrease, the active cases in the state will go below 8,000 in northern districts and within below 5,000 in the west.
Active cases were the lowest in the central zone (2,189). While the west had 8,999 people still under treatment, there were 2,824 in the south.
All districts continued to report fresh cases, and hot spot Chennai continued to be on top of the table with 695 cases. Four other districts –Coimbatore (209), Salem (146), Chengalpet (144) and Tiruvallur (115) – reported cases in three digits. There were five districts that reported cases in single digits –Tenkasi and Ariyalur has five cases each, Perambalur and Ramanathapuram reported three cases each and Dindigul two cases.
All 27 people whose deaths were reported on Tuesday had co-morbid conditions such as seasonal asthma, diabetes, hypertension, liver disease, cardiac diseases, anaemia and hypothyroidism.
A 60-year-old woman from Salem with Type 2-diabetes and hypertension was declared brought dead by doctors at Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital on Sunday, three days after she was tested positive for the viral infection.
On Tuesday, deaths were the highest in Chennai (7) followed by Tiruppur (5), and Salem (3).
Three districts – Chengalpet, Coimbatore and Madurai – reported two deaths, and six others – Cuddalore, Erode, Kallakurichi, Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai – reported one death each. Twenty five of the 37 districts reported no deaths.
Active cases in Chennai dropped to 8,096 from 8,856 on Monday. The number of active cases was in the four digit mark in four districts – Coimbatore (3,580), Chengalpet (1,203), Salem (1,178), and Tiruvallur (1,166).
The number of Covid-19 patients still under treatment was the lowest in Perambalur (71), Ariyalur (78), Theni (106) and Tenkasi (103).