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