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Covid-19: Tamil Nadu records highest single-day spike with 6,988 new cases

The surge in the number of cases took Tamil Nadu's overall tally to 2,06,737.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai | Published: July 25, 2020 8:52:02 pm
Tamil Nadu, Covidd-19, Chennai, Coronavirus, Tamil Nadu Coronavirus, Edappadi K Palanisami, Lockdown, Covid cases, Indian Express News, Chennai Eight nine deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours taking the state’s toll to 3,409.

Tamil Nadu recorded its highest spike in daily Covid-19 cases, adding 6,988 cases on Saturday. The surge in the number of cases took the state’s overall tally to 2,06,737. The overall tally in Chennai, the state capital, breached 93,000.

Today’s total cases included 62 returnees from other countries and states. A total of 89 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the state’s toll to 3,409. Among those who died, five had no co-morbidities. A total of 64,315 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The total number of samples touched 22,87,334. As many as 1,51,055 persons have been discharged till date, including today’s tally of 7,758. There are 52,273 active cases in the state.

Apart from Chennai, Chengalpattu (449), Kancheepuram (442), Thiruvallur (385), Virudhunagar (376), Madurai (301) recorded the maximum number of Covid-19 cases.

One more lab approved for Covid testing

One more lab in Tamil Nadu has been approved for Covid testing in the state. Liberty Diagnostic and Research Centre in Tirunelveli was approved for testing on Saturday. With this, the number of labs for COVID-19 testing in the state has gone up to 115 (58 government and 57 private labs).

58 flights at Chennai International Airport

A total of 58 flights plied between Chennai and major cities on Saturday. There were 29 arrivals and 29 departures at the Chennai International Airport today. The first flight to Chennai was a flight from Hyderabad which touched down in the city at 7.30 am, while the last flight to Chennai will touch down at 11.30 pm from New Delhi.

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The first flight from Chennai, which was bound for Hyderabad, departed from the Chennai airport at 6.05 am, while the last flight for today departed at 8.10 pm for Trichy.

Cases cross 10,000 in Chennai’s Royapuram, Anna Nagar and Kodambakkam

Covid cases in Chennai have crossed 10,000 in three of the city’s 15 zones. According to data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), Royapuram (Zone 5) leads the tally with 10,537 cases, followed by Anna Nagar (Zone 8) with 10,511 cases and Kodambakkam (Zone 8) with 10,692 cases.

Here is the Zonal-wise break-up of positive cases in Chennai as of 9 am on Saturday:

Thiruvottiyur (Zone 1) – 3367

Manali (Zone 2) – 1640

Madhavaram (Zone 3) – 2854

Tondiarpet (Zone 4) – 8978

Royapuram (Zone 5) – 10,537

Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6) – 7375

Ambattur (Zone 7) – 4798

Anna Nagar (Zone 8) – 10,511

Teynampet (Zone 9) – 9987

Kodambakkam (Zone 10) – 10,692

Valasaravakkam (Zone 11) – 4817

Alandur (Zone 12) – 2724

Adyar (Zone 13) – 6296

Perungudi (Zone 14) – 2465

Sholinganallur (Zone 15) – 2052

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