Tamil Nadu reported 4,538 fresh Covid-19 cases and 79 deaths Friday, taking its total count to 1,60,907 and deaths to 2,315. Of the total cases, Chennai recorded 1243 cases, marginally higher than what the city had been reporting in the past few days. So far, 83,377 cases has been reported in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
A total of 18,31,304 samples have been tested till date, including today’s tally of 48,669. As many as 1,10,807 persons have recovered and there are still 47,782 active cases in the state.
In the southern region, Madurai continued to witness more number of cases. On Friday, the city added another 263 fresh cases; its tally now stands at 7,858. Other districts like Thiruvallur (220) and Virudhunagar (196) reported maximum cases.
So far, 3,84,699 persons have entered Tamil Nadu through various modes of transport and 4,635 have tested positive till date.
Tamil Poet Manushyaputhiran tests positive
Tamil Poet and DMK speaker Manushyaputhiran has tested positive for Covid-19. The poet took to Facebook and said he does not know how he got infected despite being careful. “I wrote various articles on Covid-19 and participated in various TV shows, now I have been infected by the disease. Stay safe everyone, I hope I will get better soon”, he wrote.
The 52-year-old poet who stays in Chennai had come down to his native before the lockdown was imposed. Manushyaputhiran mentioned in his Facebook post that recently he underwent heart surgery in Chennai.
58 flights at Chennai International Airport
A total of 58 flights plied between Chennai and other major cities on Friday. There were 29 arrivals and 29 departures at the Chennai International Airport (MAA) today. The first flight to Chennai was from Hyderabad which touched down at 07:30 am, while the last flight will touch down at 11:30 from New Delhi.
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— Chennai (MAA) Airport (@aaichnairport) July 15, 2020
Royapuram inches close to 10K cases
Royapuram (Zone 5) in Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) is inching close to 10,000 COVID-19 cases. Until 9 am on Friday, the Zone recorded 9,955 cases. As per the date released by GCC, apart from Manali (Zone 2), the rest of the zones have recorded more than 2,000 cases till date.
- Thiruvottiyur (Zone 1) – 3129
- Manali (Zone 2) – 1492
- Madhavaram (Zone 3) – 2564
- Tondiarpet (Zone 4) – 8546
- Royapuram (Zone 5) – 9955
- Thiru. V.Ka. Nagar (Zone 6) – 6518
- Ambattur (Zone 7) – 4035
- Anna Nagar (Zone 8) – 9223
- Teynampet (Zone 9) – 9140
- Kodambakkam (Zone 10) – 9206
- Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) – 4081
- Alandur (Zone 12) – 2323
- Adyar (Zone 13) – 5350
- Perungudi (Zone 14) – 2130
- Sholinganallur (Zone 15) – 2615
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