Covid: Cases come down in Chennai, but increase in TN

Chennai: Tamilnadu reported the highest daily spike in fresh Covid-19 cases for the fourth day on Friday at 36,184. The State also recorded its highest toll of 467 deaths.

However, Chennai continued to record a marginal dip in fresh infections with Friday’s number at 5,913 against 6,073 on Thursday and 6,297 on Wednesday.

Chennai logged 109 new deaths compared to 73 a day ago. However, cases were down 3 per cent to 5,913 from 6,073 on Friday.

The number of new infections in the State was one per cent higher than Thursday’s 35,579 which was its highest ever.

There are currently 2,74,629 active coronavirus cases in the State with a positivity rate of 21.8 per cent.

With the number of recoveries dropping to 24,478, the number of active cases in Tamilnadu is now fourth highest in the country next to Karnataka (5.14 lakh), Maharashtra (3.67 lakh) and Kerala (3.06 lakh).


NT Bureau