17,934 new Covid cases in Tamil Nadu; 7,372 in Chennai – Times of India

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CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu added 15,379 new cases on Tuesday, while the active cases tally rose by 20% in 24 hours to 75,083.
On Monday, the state had 62,767 patients under treatment for the viral infection. The average daily deaths, which was hovering between 7 and 9 until Sunday, increased to 10 on Monday. On Tuesday, after reporting 20 deaths, the weekly average of daily deaths increased to 12.
Fresh cases increased from 13,990 on Monday, and Chennai continued to report the highest number of new cases in the state. The city reported 6484 new cases, an increase from 6190 on Monday, but the sharpest increase was seen in Tirunelveli. The southern district reported 479 new cases compared to 137 on Monday. At least 23 districts reported an increase of at least 12 cases more than their Monday tally.
After Chennai, Tiruvallur (893), Coimbatore (863), Kancheepuram (580) and Madurai (512) reported cases above 500 on Tuesday. While Tiruvallur reported a drop from 1054 cases on Monday, all other districts reported an increase. At least 16 other districts reported fresh cases in three digits. Ariyalur (10) reported the lowest number of new cases followed by Tenkasi (26) and Pudukottai (30).
Besides 15,330 cases in the state, three international passengers from Sri Lanka, two from Qatar and one from the UAE tested positive. At least 46 others including 18 from West Bengal and six from Bihar, tested positive for the viral infection.
Of the 20 deaths reported on Tuesday, there were nine from Chennai, four from Tiruvallur and one each from Chengalpet, Coimbatore, Kancheepuram, Kanyakumari, Tiruppur, Thanjavur and Namakkal. Among the deceased the youngest was a 33-year- old patient and the oldest was 93 years old. The cumulative toll touched 36,886.
Nearly 85% of patients in clusters have contracted the Omicron variant of the virus, health minister Ma Subramanian said on Tuesday.
“The state public health lab screens samples drawn from clusters. Among that nearly 85% of the people carry the Omicron variant,” he said.
Pondy spike
The Union territory of Puducherry reported 655 fresh cases even as 22 patients recovered in the last 24 hours ending at 10am on Tuesday taking the total number of active cases to 2,355. Of them, 2,225 are under home isolation and treatment while the rest 130 are in various hospitals.


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