Tamil Nadu, June 6, 2020 : The number of covid positive cases in Tamil Nadu zoomed past 30,000 on Saturday following a record single day rise of 1,458 to take the total to 30,152. With another 19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll reached 252, the health department said in a bulletin.
With another 633 discharged on Saturday, the total number of those cured reached 16,395 which is a little over half of the cases.
While 1,423 new cases were indigenous, 35 imported.
Chennai accounted for 1,146 new cases, taking its district tally to 20,993. Another 135 were imported from those who came by air and by road. Of these, five were from Saudi and one UAE. Another three came by air from Karnataka and one each from Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar and Maharashtra.
Of those who came by road and in train, Maharashtra accounted for 12, Kerala and Delhi three each, Andhra Pradesh two and Gurajat, Bihar and Puducherry on each.
The press release said 10 died in Government hospitals and another nine in private hospitals. It said two deaths were cross-notified and one died after turning negative.
All 19 deaths were recorded in Chennai. The oldest was 73, a woman and the youngest a man aged 30. Of these six were women and the remaining men.
Chennai remained on top of the chart. It accounted for 20,993cases and 197 deaths. Neighbouring Chengalpattu reported 1,729 cases and 14 deaths and Kanchipuram 500 cases and four deaths. Tiruvallur 1,274 new cases and 11 deaths.
Elsewhere in Tamil Nadu, Madurai reported three deaths and 298 cases. Dindigul had two deaths and 156 cases, Theni two deaths and 121 cases, Thoothukudi two (315),. Thiruvannamalai two and 486 cases , Villupuram two( 369 cases) and Vellore two(55).
Other districts which recorded one death each were Coimbatore( total cases 158), Erode(73), Namakkal (85), Cuddalore (475 cases), Kallakurichi(264), Pudukottai(31), Tiruchi (112),Kanyakumari(87) and Ramanathapuram(97).
In addition, a man under surveillance at the Chennai airport died. Another 98 were under airport surveillance and 204 under railways quarantine.