Chennai, April 30(BPNS)
Chennai with 40 Covid -19 deaths on Thursday has reported the highest number of deaths since March 2020 ,when Covid disease was first reported in the country.
Tamil Nadu on Thursday reported 17897fresh Covid cases with 107 deaths. There were 112556 active cases on Thursday in the state and 15452 people were discharged from hospitals.
The capital city has also the highest test positivity rate with 20% or every 20 persons tested among 100 people turning positive. Tirunelveli recorded 17% while Tuticorin has 16% and Tenkasi reported 14.2% test positivity rate.
13 more districts have test positivity rate higher than 10% in the state. Tamil Nadu state health secretary J Radhakrishnan while speaking to BPNS said, “The cases are increasing and we are on extra vigil. The state has directed district collectors and health officials to ramp up testing and improve contact tracing.”
Kancheepuram reported 11 deaths on Thursday while there were 8 Covid deaths in Madurai.
Coimbatore added 1008 fresh cases taking the tally to the western belt to 3232 cases .The Coimbatore region reported 12 deaths on Thursday while Trichy zone reported 7 deaths. The ten districts in the Southern zone including Madurai and Tuticorin reported 15 deaths on Thursday.