Covid-19: Madurai beats Chennai, Coimbatore in death rates

Chennai: Death rates due to Covid-19 continue to remain high in Tamilnadu and it is doubly so in Madurai. While it was 2.5 per cent in the southern temple town, in Chennai it was 2.1 per cent and in Coimbatore it was 2 per cent.

While most cases and deaths continue to be reported from the northern districts followed by the 10 southern districts, cases were rising steadily in the western zone. Of the casualties on Wednesday, four people were ‘brought dead’ and a dozen of them had no comorbidities.

Of the State’s tally of three lakh plus cases, Chennai’s share was 1,12,059, the daily bulletin released by Tamilnadu Health department said. As many as 27 people who had tested positive on Wednesday were returnees from domestic and overseas destinations. Among the deceased, 107 had comorbidities, the bulletin added.

The central districts reported fewer cases and deaths compared to west Tamilnadu. While there were 544 cases in the central zone, the western region reported 715 cases. Coimbatore reported 294 cases, Salem 217, Pudukkottai 147 and Trichy 135.

Active cases stood at 52,929 with 5,633 discharges from various health care facilities and in total 2,56,313 have recovered, the health department bulletin said.


NT Bureau