Chennai, suburbs report fresh corona cases, deaths in large numbers

Chennai: While Chengalpet districit has reported 153 new Covid-19 cases till this afternoon taking the total to nearlly 5,800, around 24 deaths due to the pandemic have been reported in Chennai today alone.

There is a large number of new positive cases in the city today and the final figures will be revealed this evening, sources said. As far as Thiruvallur, another neighbouring district of Chennai is concerned, 161 new cases have been found today.

With this, the total number of cases in the district has crossed 4,000 and touched 4,139, sources said. Tamilnadu saw a marginal drop in cases on Wednesday with 3882 patients testing positive for Covid-19, total count to 94,049. On Tuesday, the State recorded 3943 cases.

The death toll too rose to 1264 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on Wednesday. Of the fresh cases, 2,182 were in Chennai, which recorded 2,000-plus infections for the third consecutive day.

 

NT Bureau