CHENNAI: The state on Saturday added 1,019 fresh infections to its Covid-19 tally, taking the total number of positive cases recorded to 8,13,161. With 11 new deaths, Tamil Nadu’s toll touched 12,059.
The number of active cases as on date, including those in isolation, is 9,039.
According to the official bulletin, 2,300 passengers travelled from the UK between 25th November and 21st December. Of the 2,300, 1,362 have been traced and tested, of which 9 tested positive and 1,035 negative. Results are awaited for 318 returnees.
Chennai once again reported the most new cases and deaths on Saturday with 295 fresh infections and 5 fatalities. Neighbouring districts of Tiruvallur (55), Chengalpet (78), and Kancheepuram (40) together reported 173 cases and three deaths — all reported in Chengalpet district.
As on date, the state captial has recorded 2,24,094 cases, which is 27.5 % of the total positive cases in the state. The city’s toll stood at 3,988 on Saturday.
In the western region, Coimbatore accounted for 93 cases, followed by Tiruppur
(43) and Salem (59) Coimbatore also reported 870 active cases, coming second to Chennai with 2,951.
For the second consecutive day, the 10 southern districts recorded zero Covid-related deaths. South TN reported103 new cases, taking the total number of active cases to
963. Dindigul with 20 cases topped the new infections table, followed by Madurai (18). All other districts in south TN reported less than 15 new cases. However, Madurai still topped among southern districts when it came to active cases with 207 people still undergoing treatment or in home isolation. Madurai was followed by Dindigul (142), Kanyakumari (137) and Tirunelveli (127).