Tamil Nadu, May 30, 2020 : The number of new Covid cases scaled a new peak of 938 on Saturday in Tamil Nadu, taking the total 21,184. With six more deaths reported ,the toll reached 160, the health department reported in a press release.
With 687 patients discharged on Saturday, the total number of those cured reached 12,000. The active cases under treatment came to 6,513.
All six cases were from Chennai and they included four men and two women. The youngest was 37 and the oldest 72, both women.
Of these, 856 were local cases and 82 imported. They included 46 from Maharashtra, 12 from West Bengal, six from Gujarat, two from Delhi (one air passenger), two from Jharkand,two from Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh and one each from AP, Assam, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.
In addition, three who flew in from Kuwait with positive cases and one each from Chandigarh, two from Delhi and one each from Karnataka and Gujarat.
Of the new cases, Chennai accounted for 616, taking its total to 13, 980. Neighbouring Chengalpattu added 94 new cases( total 1,094), Kanchipuram 22(390) and Tiruvallur 28 (902).
Salem, the home district of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami, saw a big jump in new cases from 107 to 144 thanks to 23 new cases of its own plus five from Gujarat, two each from Jharkand, Karnataka and Maharashtra and one each from Assam, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.
Likewise, Thoothukudi saw a big jump in cases from 17, two on its own and 15 from one each from Maharashtra and UP, taking its total to 216.
Tirunelveli saw an increase of seven cases, three of its own and four from Maharashtra, taking its total to 352.
Tiruchi had five new cases, and a total of 85. Tiruvavur saw four new cases (46).
Of other districts in alphabetical order, Cuddalore added five more cases(453), Kallakurichi two (244), Kanyakumari four(64), Karur one(81), Krishnagiri one(27) and Madurai 10(259).
Nagapattinam had three local cases and one each from AP and UP( 59) and Perambalur one (140).
Southern Ramanathapuram had only one case on its own, but imported 12 from West Bengal, taking the total to 78.
The press release said three returnees from Kuwait were in quarantine at Chennai International airport. Another five from Delhi, Chandigarh, Gujarat and Karnataka were quarantined in the domestic terminal.