669 new Covid cases in TN, total 7,204
Tamil Nadu

669 new Covid cases in TN, total 7,204

S Murari

May 10, 2020 The number of new Covid cases touched a single day spike of 669 in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, taking the total 7,204, the health department said in a press release. With three more deaths, the toll reached 47.

The three who died in the last two days were a 74-year-old man in Chengalpattu, a 59-year-old man in Chennai and a 55-year-old in Tiruvallur.

Chennai accounted for 509 of these cases, taking the total in the district to 3,839, that is half of the cases in the State. Neighbouring Chengalpattu accounted for 43 cases(267 total) , adjacent Kanchipuram eight (12) and Tiruvallur a whopping 47( total 337),

In other words, these three districts accounted for 607 of the 669 new cases.

The remaining 62 new cases were distributed across the State. Of these, Krishnagiri and Tirunelveli had ten new cases each, Villupuram another six( 299), and Cuddalore one( 395), Perambalur nine( 104), Ariyalur four( 275), Ranipet six( 66) and Vellore three.

These districts saw a sudden spurt in new cases thanks to infection carried from Koyambedu wholesale vegetable market . The latest figures show they have already peaked.

The second major city of Madurai reported just four cases( total 117). Adjoining Virudhanagar had four while Then had three new cases.( 59) Karur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Tirupathur had one each.

The other districts had a high number of cases, but there were no new ones. They were Coimbatore 146, Erode 70, Tirupur 114, Dindigul 108, Tirunelveli 90 and Namakkal 77. Also clocking a high number of cases was Tiruvannamalai with 82, Kallakurichi 59

Cauvery delta region district of Thanjavur stayed static at 66, Tiruchi 65 and Karur at 48.

Down south, Thoothukudi had a maximum of 141, Tirupathur 28, Kanyakumari 26,

The number of those cured on Sunday were 135. The total number of active cases was 5,195, which means that the number may go up further.