7 districts in Tamilnadu responsible for 62% of fresh Covid cases

Chennai: Officials are planning to focus more on seven districts of Tamilnadu which are responsible for 62 per cent of fresh Covid-19 cases.

According to the latest information from the Health department, 62 per cent of the new cases were reported in Chennai, Coimbatore, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Tiruppur, Erode and Salem, while the remaining districts saw less than 100 cases each.

In the last 24 hours, 77,356 samples were tested, taking the total number of samples tested to 98,85,443. Chennai logged 723 fresh infections and neighbouring districts of Chengalpet and Thiruvallur, 158 and 149 respectively.

The toll of 11,091 covers State capital’s 3,639. The case tally of 7.22 lakh plus infections includes Chennai’s 1,99,173. With 3,924 patients getting discharged from various hospitals, 6,87,388 people have got cured till date and active cases stood at 23,532.

After Chennai, the city of Coimbatore had the maximum number of new infections with 228 followed by Chengalpattu (158); Thiruvallur (149); Tiruppur (145); Erode (115) and Salem (114), according to the State Health department.

 

NT Bureau