COVID-19: TN reports the biggest spikes in cases and deaths as the tally went past 78,000!

The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 3,713 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday which had taken the state's tally beyond 78,000 by reporting 78,335 cases including active, recovered, and deceased patients.

The current reporting of 3,713 cases has become the highest single-day rise of cases recorded by the state since the outbreak, transcending the previous tally of 3,645 cases that were reported on Friday and through the current reporting, the state has crossed 3,500 cases for the third consecutive day with the major contribution from Chennai and dozens of major districts that have been reporting more cases amid the containment measures and lockdown.


According to the official press release issued by the state department, Tamil Nadu has tested 10,77,454 samples so far including 34,805 that were tested on Saturday of which 3,713 returned positive for the viral infection. These 3,713 cases include 89 people who returned to the state from other regions and the current reporting includes 2,300 males, 1,412 female patients, and one transgender patient.

Out of 3,713 cases, nine districts account for 70% of the caseloads. The press release stated that 1,939 cases belong to Chennai, 248 belong to Chengalpattu, 217 belong to Madurai, 146 belong to Thiruvallur, 118 belong to Vellore, 110 belong to Thiruvannamalai, 98 cases belong to Kancheepuram while Ranipet and Ramanathapuram districts had reported 96 and 93 cases respectively. 

The state has reported 2,737 fresh discharges through which the total number of discharges currently stands at 44,094. Amid having a spike in discharges, Tamil Nadu had reported 68 deaths - the highest single-day rise since the outbreak which had taken the death toll beyond 1000 as the state had reported 1,025 deaths so far. According to the Union Health Ministry, Tamil Nadu is the fourth Indian state with the most number of deaths after Maharashtra, Delhi, and Gujarat.

Of these 68 deaths, 60 had been identified with the co-morbid conditions largely diabetes and hypertension. According to the state health department, out of 68 deaths, 46 belong to Chennai, seven each from Chengalpattu and Madurai, three from Thiruvallur, and one each from Villupuram, Erode, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, and Sivagangai districts. By this time on June 23, the state's death toll stood at 833 and in the span of four days, the state has added 170 deaths to its count.

With the current reporting of 1,939 cases, Chennai has crossed 50,000 by recording 51,699 cases so far.  Chennai has turned out to be the active and biggest hotspot for the virus in the state and the third worst-affected city in India after Mumbai and Delhi.

Chennai has accounted for the larger share in the state's tally of the active cases, discharges, and deaths. As of Saturday evening, the state has reported 78,335 positive cases so far of which 33,213 are active - including isolation, 44,094 have been discharged, and 1,025 had succumbed to the virus. The state has been going through the fifth phase of the lockdown which comes to an end on June 30 and Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami will be announcing whether the lockdown will be extended on June 29 - Monday.

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