CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu registered 41 new Covid-19 cases and zero deaths In a 24-hour period. The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Public Health stated in a statement on Friday that the state has reported less than 50 new cases for the third day in a row.
The figures recorded till Thursday end. Chennai district saw 13 new cases, Chengalpattu district saw 6 new cases, Kanniyakumari and Nilgiris districts saw 3 new cases each, Coimbatore and Kancheepuram districts saw 2 new cases each, Namakkal, Pudukottai, Sivagangai, Salem, Tiruvallur, Tiruppur, Tiruchi, Vellore, and Virudhunagar districts each saw one new case.
The number of active cases has dropped below 500 for the first time in the last two years, at 474. On April 4, 2020, approximately a month after the pandemic was first detected in the state, the state added 74 more cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 473, according to the state public health agency.
According to the statement, the number of current cases has risen to over 500 since then. The state has 3.13 lakh active Covid cases on May 27, 2021, which was an all-time high. During this time, hospitals ran out of beds, oxygen cylinders, and health professionals were exhausted.