1,384 new cases in TN, Total 27, 256, Toll 220
Tamil Nadu

1,384 new cases in TN, Total 27, 256, Toll 220

S Murari

Tamil Nadu, June 4, 2020 : Tamil Nadu reported a record rise of 1,384 Covid positive cases on Thursday, taking the total to 27, 256. With 12 more deaths, the toll touched 220, the health department said in a bulletin.

Of the new cases, 1,373 tested positive on the last two days. To the load were added one Kuwait returnee who came by air and five from Maharashtra, four from Telengana four and one from Kerala who came by road, taking the total to 1,394.

Of the 12 deaths, two were added to other States and one died after testing negative.

The youngest was a woman of 17 and the oldest a man aged 76, both from Chennai. Barring a woman aged 25 from Vellore and another aged 46 from Chengalpattu, the remaining 10 victims were from Chennai. Of these, seven were women.

With 585 discharged after treatment, the total number of patients cured was 14,901, nearly half of the total cases.

The spread of infection followed a predictable line. Chennai topped the list with 1,084 new cases in the last two days and totalled 18,693. Neighbouring Chengalpattu had 173 new cases( total 1,537), Kanchipuram 8 (465) and Tiruvallur 50 (1,424).

The remaining 7,000 cases were spread across the State. The maximum number of new cases were from Kallakurichi with 182 (252) and Thiruvannamalai 152 (470) from northern Tamil Nadu.

In southern Tamil Nadu, Tirunelveli reported 278 new cases (381), Thoothukudi 175 (301), Madurai 94 (283), Virudhanagar 99 (136), Ramanathapuram 31 (93). Dindigul reported 26 cases (148), Theni 18 (119) and Kanyakumari 12 (76)

In the western region, Salem recorded 131 cases (209) and Coimbatore 5 (153).

Elsewhere, Ariyalur in Cauvery delta region recorded 12 new cases(372), Cuddalore 24 (472), Karur 32 (82) and Pudukottai 19 (29), Tiruchi 7 (100) and Thanjavur 5 (103). Villupuram recorded 19 cases (356).

The press release said 131 were under airport surveillance and another 245 in railway quarantine.

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