COVID-19: With the biggest spike of 3,949 cases, TN crossed 86,000 as Chennai nears 56,000!

The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 3,949 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday through which the state has crossed the tally of 86,000 by reporting 86,224 cases so far in its territory including active, recovered, and deceased patients.

The current reporting of 3,949 cases has been recorded as the highest single-day rise in the state since the outbreak surpassing the previous tally of 3,940 cases that were reported on Sunday-June 28 and through the current reporting, the state has crossed 3,500 cases for the fifth consecutive day and the state has recorded the highest single-day rise when it has got one day ahead to hit the deadline of the fifth phase of the lockdown. 


According to the official press release issued by the state health department, Tamil Nadu has tested 11,40,441 samples so far including 30,039 samples that were tested on Monday of which 3,949 returned positive taking the state's tally to a new high. These 3,949 cases include 108 people who returned to the state from other regions -mostly from South and Central states and from the Middle Eastern countries.

These 3,949 cases include 2,379 males and 1,570 female patients. Eight districts have accounted for heavy caseloads in the current reporting. Of these 3,949 cases, 2,167 cases belong to Chennai, 290 from Madurai, 187 from Chengalpattu, 154 from Thiruvallur, 144 from  Vellore, 87 cases belong to Trichy, 77 from Virudhunagar, and 75 belong to Kancheepuram. The state has reported 2,212 fresh discharges through which the tally of total discharges stands at 47,749 so far.

The state has also reported 62 deaths- one of the highest single-day rises in the state which had taken the death toll to 1,141. According to the press release, of these 62 deaths, 44 were reported from government hospitals, and 18 were reported from the private establishments. Out of 62 deaths, 37 belong to Chennai and 51 deceased had identified with co-morbid conditions. According to the Union Health Ministry, Tamil Nadu is the fourth Indian state with the most number of COVID-19 deaths after Maharashtra, Delhi, and Gujarat.

The state's total tally stood at 67,468 cases while the death toll was at 866 on June 24. In the span of five days, the state has added about 20,000 cases and 200 deaths to its tally, with a major contribution from Chennai. With the current reporting of 2,167 cases, Chennai has recorded 55,969 so far amid the containment strategies and lockdown.

As of Monday evening, the state has reported 86,224 positive cases so far of which 37,331 are active - including isolation, 47,749 have been discharged, and 1,141 had succumbed to the virus. On Monday, the Chief Minister convened a meet with the medical experts' committee on whether or not the extend the lockdown. 

The committee hasn't recommended the government to extend the lockdown across the state but it has suggested to tight the restrictions in the areas which have heavy caseloads. The state government is yet to roll out fresh announcements on what's the road ahead after June 30- the deadline of the current phase of the lockdown.

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