COVID-19: For the first time, TN reports 3,000 cases in a day as the tally crossed 70,000!

The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 3,509 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday which had taken the state's tally beyond 70,000 by reporting 70,977 cases so far including active, recovered, and discharged patients.

The state has reported 3,000 cases for the first time and the current reporting of 3,509 has become the highest single-day rise in the cases since the outbreak surpassing the previous tally. The state had seen the biggest jump in the number of fresh cases as most of the non-hotspot districts, apart from Chennai and its neighboring districts, have also been reporting more cases. 


According to the official press release issued by the state health department, Tamil Nadu has tested 10,08,974 samples so far-highest in the nation, including 32,543 that were tested on Thursday of which 3,509 confirmed to have contracted to the virus. These 3,509 cases include 151 patients who returned to the state from other regions and the current reporting includes 2,157 males and 1,352 female patients.

These 3,509 cases largely belong to ten major districts. The press release stated that 1,834 belong to Chennai, 203 belong to Madurai, 191 belong to Chengalpattu, 170 from Thiruvallur, 168 from Vellore, 140 from Ramanathapuram, 98 from Kancheepuram, 68 belong to Theni, and 59 from Salem. The press release revealed that most of the districts - mainly Madurai, that were earlier non-hotspot districts have been witnessing the rapid spread of the virus since last week as these districts account for a steady share of the state's total tally.

The state has reported 2,236 fresh discharges through which the total discharge tally stands at 39,999 so far transcending the active COVID-19 cases in the state. The state has also witnessed 45 deaths taking the death toll to 911. The state has been recording the sharpest rise in the death toll. By this time on June 20, the state had a death toll of 704 and in the span of five days, the state has added two hundred deaths to its count with comorbidity playing a large factor in the rise.

According to the press release, of these 45 deaths, 29 deaths were recorded at the government hospitals and 16 recorded at the private establishments and 42 of the 45 deceased had been identified with comorbid conditions, and 28 belong to Chennai. According to the Union Health Ministry, Tamil Nadu is the fourth state in India with the most number of COVID-19 deaths after Maharashtra, Delhi, and Gujarat. 

With the current reporting of 1,834 cases, Chennai has recorded 47,650 cases so far becoming the most affected city after Mumbai and Delhi amid the containment efforts and measures. As of Thursday evening, the state has reported 70,977 positive cases so far of which 30,064 are active - including isolation, 39,999  have been discharged, and 911 had succumbed to the virus.

At the current state, Chennai and its three adjacent districts of Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Thiruvallur account for 24,829 active cases out of state's total active cases of 30,064. Amid the rampant spread, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has, on Thursday, reiterated that the state has no grounds for community transmission of COVID-19.