Tamil Nadu reported another single- day spurt of 600 Covid cases on Friday, taking the total to 6,009 and the death toll to 40 .
Of the five who died in the last two days, three succumbed to Covid on Friday. It included a 72-year-old woman from Tambaram in suburban Chennai who died in a private hospital. Another victim was a loader in Koyambedu..
Of the 600 new cases, Chennai accounted for 399, taking the total to 3,043. Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar told reporters that the high number of cases in Chennai was because more tests were being done in the city . He said that to contain the further spread of the disease, the containment zone in the city had been increased to over 300.
On the flip side, the number of those cured had also gone up. Fifty-eight were discharged on Friday, taking the total number of cured patients to 1,605.
District wise, Chennai accounted for 3043 cases, Chengalpattu 184, Kanchipuram 97, Tiruvallur 270, Cudalore 390, neighboring Villupuram 226( both hit by Koyambedu super spreader). Another district worst hit by Koyambedu effect was Ariyalur which reported an alarming number of 246 while Kallakuruchi accounted for 58.
Tiruvannamalai had a high number of 67 cases.
It remained unchanged in southern Tamil Nadu districts of Madurai 113, Theni 55, Virudhunagar38, Dindigul 107, Thoothukudi 30, Tirunelveli 72, and Tenkasi 52.
Deep down south also it was remained unchanged with Ramanathapuram staying at 24, Sivaganga 12, -
Likewise, it remained static in the western districts of Coimbatore 146, Nilgiris, 13, Tiruppur 114, Erode 70, Namakkal 76, Salem 35.
In Cauvery delta districts also the situation remained unchanged. Thanjavur stayed at 65, Nagapattinam 45, Tiruvarur 32, Tiruchi 63, and Karur 47.
Besides Ranipet stayed at 50. Krishnagiri(10). , Dharmapuri (4), and Pudukottai(5) recorded a negligible number of cases.