With 121 more Covid cases, the total number of those affected in Tamil Nadu has touched 2,058. With three more deaths, the toll reached 25, the Health Department said in a press release on Tuesday.
Chennai accounted for 103 of the new cases and 18 were spread across Chengalpattu(12), Kallakurichi(3) Namakkal (2) and Kanchipuram (1).
Five out of the total 37 districts reported no positive cases on Tuesday. The only district free from Covid was Krishnagiri.
Among the positive cases in Chennai was a 61-year-old man who is undergoing treatment in a private hospital. Four other senior citizens in the 80 plus age group tested positive.
Among the new cases, Chennai reported a seven-month-old boy, a one-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl. Neighbouring Chengalpattu reported a five-year-old baby.
Chennai tally of cases increased to 673 , followed by Coimbatore (141), Tiruppur (112), Dindigul (80), Madurai (79), Erode and Chengalpattu (70 each), Tirunelveli (63), Namakkal (61), Thanjavur (55), Tiruvallur (53) and Tiruchi (51).
A total number of 27 people were discharged on Tuesday, as the number of cured patients increased to 1,128, taking the recovery rate to about 54.8 per cent.
Erode which was one of the worst affected staged a recovery with all 70 persons getting discharged on Tuesday. Education Minister K A Sengottayan said with this Erode might move into orange zone.
Out of the 97,000 samples tested till date, 2,058 tested positive. Another 1,908 samples were under process. In other words, the number of cases may go up further.
Besides, over 30,000 were under home quarantine and 47 were under government quarantine. Another 902 were under treatment, the Government said.