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Newborn among 231 Coronavirus cases detected in Tamil Nadu today

Tamil Nadu Health department said a 76-year-old woman patient died of Covid-19, taking the state's death toll to 29

Sunday May 3, 2020 0:07 AM, IANS

Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News

Chennai: As many as 231 more persons, including a 14-day-old baby in Kancheepuram district and a transgender, tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu in the last 24-hours, taking the state's total cases to 2,757 on Saturday, the Health Department said.

The department said a 76-year-old woman patient died of Covid-19, taking the state's death toll to 29.

Of the new infections, Chennai topped with 174 cases. According to the Health Department, the 231 new patients included 158 males, 72 females and 1 transgender.

Corona positive children Tamil Nadu

The total corona positive cases (2,757) in Tamil Nadu include 159 children in the age group 0-12.

As many as 29 patients were discharged from the hospitals, taking the total cured patients in Tamil Nadu to 1,341. Now, the state has 1,384 active cases in hospitals.

The total samples tested touched 10,127 during the period under review.

Coronavirus Free Districts Tamil Nadu

The only district free of Covid-19 all these days -- Krishnagiri -- reported its first patient on Saturday, turning it from Green zone to Orange zone category.

The number of coronavirus patients in Ariyalur went up by 18 to 26 on Saturday as many of them working in the Koyambedu market in Chennai returned home.

Similarly, Perambalur, Villupuram and Cuddalore districts too saw a sudden spike in corona infections as people from Koyambedu market returned home.

The government had banned retail sale of vegetables, fruits and flowers at the Koyambedu market and allowed only wholesale trade for a stipulated time period.

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