Death toll in TN is 11,762, including the 15 who succumbed to the infection on Friday. Except for a 40-year-old from Erode, other deceased had comorbidities such as diabetes or hypertension. The state’s case fatality rate has remained 1.5% for almost three weeks now.
More than 1.2 crore people have undergone RT-PCR tests, as many as 69,903 of them were tested on Friday.
Recovery rate too continues to hover around 97%, with 7,64,854 recoveries so far. Of them, 1,426 got discharged from hospitals on Friday.
Steady recoveries have pushed down active cases to 10,938 — a 43% drop compared to active cases on November 4. Hotspot Chennai continues to have a majority of active infections.
Daily fresh case count remained below 400 for the seventh consecutive day. Chennai (356 new cases) and its three neighbouring districts — Chengalpet (85), Tiruvallur (66) and Kancheepuram (43) — together reported 10 of the 15 deaths on Friday.
After the Chennai region, western Tamil Nadu remained the second-worst affected zone with 3,145 active cases and three deaths. Contrary to the state-wide trend, new infections (139) beat recoveries (111) in Coimbatore.
In other western districts, Salem (75 new cases), Tirupur (69) and Erode (49), the average infection growth rate was under 0.5% last week and close to 0.2% in southern districts such as Madurai (34) and Tirunelveli (22).
No death was reported in southern districts on Friday. Perambalur once again had no new cases.