The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 786 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday taking the total number of affected cases to 14,753 so far in its territory including the active, recovered, and deceased patients.
The current reporting has been one of the highest single-day rises in the state and Tamil Nadu is the second Indian state with the most number of cases after Maharashtra by witnessing the sharpest rise. According to the official press release issued by the health department, the state has tested 3,85,185 samples so far including 12,653 that were tested on Friday of which 786 returned positive for the virus.
These 786 cases include 92 people who returned to Tamil Nadu from other regions (66 came from Maharashtra, 13 from Delhi, six from West Bengal, two from Andhra Pradesh, and one each from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, and the Philippines). Of these 786 cases, 472 are males, 312 are females while the rest two are transgenders.
786 new COVID19 positive cases reported in the state today; the total number of positive cases in the state rises to 14,753: Tamil Nadu Health Department pic.twitter.com/AqFfP7XmNk— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2020
In Friday's cases, 569 belong to Chennai, 40 belong to Chengalpattu, 39 belong to Thiruvallur, 33 are from Madurai, 28 belong to Virudhunagar, 18 belong to Tirunelveli, 13 each from Kancheepuram and Ramanathapuram, nine belong to Thoothukudi, five belong to Theni, four belong to Trichy, three each from Vellore, Thiruvarur, and Pudukottai.
Two belong to Tiruvannamalai and one each from Dindigul, Erode (which reports the first case after 36 days), Kallakurichi, Krishnagiri, Ranipet, and one patient who returned from the Philippines has been kept under the airport quarantine. The state has reported 846 fresh discharges taking the total number of discharges to 7,128 so far.
This has been recorded as one of the highest single-day rises in the discharge which has equally been increasing amid the increase of the active cases. The state has also recorded four fresh fatalities who died due to the infection. According to the press release, an 81-year-old male and a 51-year-old male from Chennai had died at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital and Stanley Medical College Hosptial in Chennai respectively.
A 70-year-old male who belongs to Theni had died due to the infection at the Theni Medical College while a 72-year-old male from Chengalpattu had succumbed to the virus at the Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital. All four deceased have been identified with co-morbid conditions.
With the current reporting to 569 cases, Chennai has recorded 9,364 cases so far- the highest in the state and the city has reported nearly two-thirds of total cases affected in the state. As of Friday evening, the state has reported 14,753 positive cases so far of which 7,524 are active - including isolation, 7,128 have been discharged, and 98 had succumbed to the virus.
To read the press release, visit: https://stopcorona.tn.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Media-Bulletin-22-05-20-COVID-19-6-PM.pdf