Covid cases rise sharply in TN


Tamilnadu’s daily Covid cases rose sharply as 1,827 new infections were reported on Wednesday. The daily cases includes passengers from other states and countries, where two positive cases from Qatar, one case each from Germany, Iraq, Tajikistan, UAE and Delhi. The total number of cases stands 34,73,116.

Chennai recorded 771 cases, followed by Chengalpattu 316 cases, Tiruvallur 134 cases. Other districts have less than 100 cases, including Coimbatore 85 cases, Kanniyakumari 65 cases, Kancheepuram 57 cases, and Tiruchy has 47 cases. At least 20 districts reported single digit Covid cases.

After 22,382 samples tested on Tuesday, the test positivity rate (TPR) increased to 6.6 per cent. Of which Chengalpattu had the highest positivity rate with 15.5 per cent, Tirunelveli 9.8 per cent, Nilgiris 9.3 per cent, Kancheepuram 9.2 per cent, and Chennai had 9 per cent TPR.