The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 743 positive cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday through which the state has crossed 13,000 cases by reporting 13,191 so far in its territory including active, recovered, and discharged patients.
The current reporting has been recorded as one of the highest single-day reportings in the state since the outbreak. By this time on March 10, the state had marked 10,000 cases and in the span of five days, the state has added 3000 more cases to its count with the average of 600 cases per day amid the restrictions and lockdown. According to the state health department, Tamil Nadu has tested 3,43,793 samples so far including 11,441 that were tested on Wednesday.
Out of 11,441 samples, 743 returned positive for the virus and the current reporting includes 83 people who returned to the state from Maharashtra. Of these 743, 442 are males and the rest 301 are female patients, and 557 belong to Chennai, 61 belong to Chengalpattu, 23 belong to Thiruvallur, 22 belong to Thoothukudi, 16 belong to Tirunelveli, 14 belong to Kancheepuram, eleven belong to Thiruvannamalai, and nine belong to Madurai.
743 new #COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu today; taking the total number of cases to 13,191. Death toll rises to 87 with 3 deaths that have been reported today: State Health Department. pic.twitter.com/xjIELKwoj8— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2020
Seven belong to Villupuram, six each from Virudhunagar and Pudukottai, three each from Tenkasi and Theni, one each from Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Krishnagiri, Thanjavur, and one patient has been kept under Railway quarantine.
The state has reported one of the highest single-day rises in discharges as the state had seen 987 fresh discharges on Wednesday taking the total number of discharges to 5,882 so far and the state has been recording the sharpest rise in discharges for the past few days amid surging cases.
Tamil Nadu has also recorded three fresh fatalities through which the death toll currently stands at 87. According to the press release, a 44-year-old female from Thiruvallur and a 52-year-old male from Chennai had died due to the infection at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital in Chennai while a 70-year-old female from Chennai had succumbed to the virus in Stanley Medical College in the city and the two fatalities from Chennai had been identified with co-morbid conditions.
Chennai has been witnessing soaring high cases despite the restrictions and the city has crossed 8,000 cases by reporting 8,228 so far including 557 fresh cases that were reported on Wednesday and the city has been contributing from 60% to 70% of the total cases tested positive in the state. As of Wednesday evening, the state has reported 13,191 positive cases so far of which 7,219 are active - including isolation, 5,882 have been discharged, and 87 had succumbed to the virus.
To read the press release, visit: https://stopcorona.tn.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Media-Bulletin-20-05-20-COVID-19-6-PM.pdf