New Covid-19 cases were reported in 20 districts, but overall decline was observed in Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore News – Times of India


CHENNAI: At least 20 districts reported a surge in cases on Thursday, when Tamil Nadu On Wednesday, there was a decline in cases from 744 to 739.
The state reported 17 deaths, taking the tally to 36,432 since March 2020. At the end of the day, 764 people were discharged from the State COVID Registry and 8,442 were undergoing treatment for the viral infection.
Coimbatore (112) and Chennai (107) continued to report cases in the triple digits, although the fresh cases in these two districts had come down compared to Wednesday. These districts also had the highest number of active cases – Coimbatore (1253) and Chennai (1235).
However, Chennai saw the sharpest drop in the state with 115 new cases on Wednesday. Fresh cases in Coimbatore fell by 117. The fastest growth was recorded from Chengalpet. The district, which reported 59 cases on Wednesday, reported 69 new cases on Thursday. Nineteen other districts reported between one and five cases as of Wednesday.
Twenty-two districts reported new cases in single digits, while Ariyalur and Perambalur reported zero cases. Of the 17 deaths, there were three each from Chennai and Coimbatore and two each from Chengalpet and Thanjavur. While seven districts – Erode, Tiruppur, Vellore, Tiruvarur, thiruvannamalai, Pudukottai and Ariyalur – reported one death each, 27 other districts reported zero deaths.