COVID-19: Chennai reports the biggest spike with 1,654 cases as TN crossed 67,000!

The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 2,865 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday and one of the unprecedented spikes of cases had taken the state's tally beyond 67,000 by reporting 67,468 cases so far including active, recovered, and deceased patients. 

The state has marked more than 2,500 cases for the fourth consecutive day. According to the press release issued by the state health department, Tamil Nadu has tested 9,76,431 samples so far including 32,079 that were tested on Wednesday of which 2,865 returned positive for the virus taking the state to its new tally. These 2,865 cases include 1,781 males and 1,084 female patients.


Out of 2,865 cases, the four hard-hit districts in the state had reported more number of cases. 1,654 cases belong to Chennai, 131 belong to Chengalpattu, 87 belong to Thiruvallur, and 66 belong to Kancheepuram. Apart from these four districts, Madurai has reported 97 cases, Theni has reported 81 cases and these two districts have been going under the complete lockdown from June 24 to June 30 after emerging as the hotspots for the virus spread.

The state has reported 2,424 fresh discharges - highest since the outbreak and the total tally of discharges stands at 37,763 so far. The state has also recorded 33 fresh deaths of which 25 were recorded at the government hospitals and eight from the private establishments. 

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According to the press release, of these 33 deaths, 23 belong to Chennai, three each from Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram, one each from Thiruvallur, Erode, Salem, and Ramanathapuram. 

Out of 33 deaths, 30 deceased were identified with co-morbid conditions like diabetes and hypertension. The press release stated that Chennai's tally has crossed 45,000 with the current reporting of 1,654 cases as the city has recorded 45,814 cases so far amid the intense lockdown and containment strategies. 

As of Wednesday evening, the state has reported 67,468 positive cases so far of which 28,836 are active - including isolation, 37,763 have been discharged, and 866 had succumbed to the virus. Of 28,836 active cases, 22,603 cases belong to four districts - Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, and Chengalpattu as the government has attributed the intense lockdown to the surge of COVID-19 cases in these districts.     

The Tamil Nadu state government has, on Wednesday, announced that it would be closing the borders of the districts from July 25 to July 30 to arrest the movement of people to curb the spread. The government has also made e-pass mandatory for the inter-district travels and temporarily repealed the demarcation of zone-based transportation channels. 

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