646 new cases in TN: Nine more deaths
Tamil Nadu

646 new cases in TN: Nine more deaths

S Murari

Tamil Nadu,May 26 2020 : Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported another 646 Covid cases, taking the total to 17,728. With nine more deaths, the toll touched 128.Of the new cases, 592 originated from the State. Another 54 were imported from Maharashtra (41), Gujarat (6}, Telangana (3), UP and Kerala two each.Besides five returnees from Dubai added to the State's load of cases taking the total to 646.The nine dead were in the 45 to 80 age group.Only one death was reported from Chengalpattu, an 80-year-old man. The rest were from Chennai. The dead included three women.With the number of patients discharged till date was 9342, a recovery rate of 50 per cent. Those under treatment were 8256.As usual, Chennai accounted for 509 cases plus one from Telangana, taking the district tally to 11, 648.Adjoining Chengalpattu recorded 22 new cases (857) and Kanchipuram 13 more cases ( 316).Cuddalore had four cases plus four from Gujarat (436).Tiruvallur recorded 25 cases( 788,).Thiruvannalai recorded a rise of 14 new cases, eight of them from Maharashtra ,totalling 243.Kallukurichi reported eight Maharashtra cases to take its total to 153.Vellore reported three more cases (327).Thoothukudi had only one case but added eight from Maharashtra and one from UP to its taly of 187Virudhanagar reported one Maharashtra case(116).Kanyakumari had one new case plus three from Maharashtra to total 58.