Chennai: Tamil Nadu continued to register corona positive cases in excess of 3,000 as the state’s tally crossed the 80,000-mark on Sunday, with the toll mounting to 1,079 with 54 new deaths, amid Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar’s remarks that there was no community transmission in the State.
With 3,940 fresh cases today the state’s tally jumped to 82,275. Despite the 12-day complete lockdown in force in Chennai and three neighbouring districts since June 19, the State capital continued to be the hotspot as of the total 82,275 cases, Chennai alone has 53,762 cases and 809 deaths.
A bullet-in issued by the Health department said a record number of 11,10,402 samples were tested in 90 government and private labs, including 32,948 samples during the past 24 hours.
While 82,275 samples of persons were tested positive, 10,28,127 samples of others tested negative.
As many as 1,443 COVID-19 positive patients were discharged after treatment today alone and taking the number of recoveries to 45,537.
At present 35,656 patients were undergoing treatment, including those in isolation and all of them were under active medical supervision.
The recovery rate was estimated at 55.34 percent and the mortality rate was put at 1.31 percent. Of the total 1,079 deaths, 809 were from Chennai, followed by Chengalpattu 80, Tiruvallur 61, Madurai 25, Kancheepuram 19, Villupuram 14, Tiruvannamalai 9, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram and Tirunelveli 6 each, Cuddalore and Virudhunagar 5 each, Tuticorin Tiruchirapalli and Vellore 4 each, Erode and Ranipet 3 each, Krishnagiri, Pudukottai, Salem, Sivagangai and Theni 2 each, Coimbatore, Kallakurichi, Kanyakumari, Namakkal, Thanjavur
and Airport Quarantine 1 each.
Next to Chennai, Chengalpattu district reported 5,051 cases, followed by Tiruvallur 3,524, Madurai 1,995, Kancheepuram 1,791, Tiruvannamalai 1,767, Vellore 1,095, Cuddalore 982, Tuticorin 866, Villupuram 814, Tiruneveli 744 and Ramnad 742.
The rest of the Coronavirus positive cases were reported from other districts. Meanwhile, Dr Vijayabaskar told reporters in Pudukottai that there was no community transmission in the State and the increase in number of positive cases was due to the aggressive testing carried out by the government.