55% of total cases in Tamil Nadu Covid-19 are from Chennai.

Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])

Tamil Nadu became the third state in India to report over 9,000 coronavirus cases. As many as 509 people tested positive for novel COVID-19 in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 9,227. Nine passengers who landed in Chennai from other countries under Vande Bharat mission confirmed positive for the disease.

Chennai witnessed a huge spike in coronavirus count after Koyambedu market had emerged as the hotspot of COVID-19 infection. The city so far confirmed nearly 5,000 COVID-19 patients, over 55% of total cases in Tamil Nadu.

Over 2,000 COVID-19 cases were related to Koyambedu market cluster in North Chennai. The links were traced in several districts including AriyalurChengalpattuCuddaloreKancheepuramPerambalurTiruvallurTiruvallur.

Tamil Nadu so far tested nearly 3 lakh samples, highest in the country. The testing rate was increased to 11,000 people per day.

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