Barring Ariyalur, Dindigul and Ramanathapuram all districts reported new cases. After Chennai, Chengalpet (240) reported the highest number of cases. Tiruvallur had 83 and Kancheepuram recorded 64 new cases, taking the cases in the four districts of the Chennai region to 996. Together the Chennai region had nearly 73% of the fresh cases reported in the state.
While fresh cases in Coimbatore increased to 89, the new cluster at the government medical college in Tuticorin pushed cases in the district to 60. Saturation testing will be done at the medical college in Tuticorin, officials said. “Cases are likely to increase with saturation testing, but like every other campus cluster we will be able to bring it under control,” officials said. While Kanyakumari reported 49 new cases, Virudhunagar reported 26.