Tamil Nadu Coronavirus Update: Out of 710 New Cases Today, 624 were reported only from ChennaiVignesh Subbaian (Author) Published Date : May 23, 2020 21:00 IST
Tamil Nadu continues with its second position in India, with 15,512 cases now, including the new 710 cases reported in the last 24 hours. And Chennai continues to be the major contributor for the infected cases, now to cross 9,364.
The infected cases rising in Tamil Nadu are in line with overall India. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government announces permission of autos and cycle rickshaws from Today, May 23, only in non-containment zones.
Tamil Nadu District wise break-up of 710 infected cases Today
Out of the 710 infected cases, 624 were reported only from Chennai. It is now becoming a big worry for the government and people with the tally increasing every day. Chengalpattu got increased cases of 39 today , Tiruvallur added 17, Kanchipuram 13, Thiruvannamalai 6, Villupuram 4 and Tenkasi 2. One person was affected in Cuddalore, Madurai, Pudukottai, Ranipet, Theni, Thanjavur and Dindigul.
- The overall death toll reached 103 patients till Today in Tamil Nadu.
- 7,491 cases discharged from hospital.
- Out of 15,512 Coronavirus infected cases, 7915 active cases continuing treatment in hospital.
Three fearsome zones in Chennai as on 22-May-2020
Three zones in Chennai are having the most infected persons and include
- Tiru Vi Ka Nagar 976 infection cases
- Royapuram with 1538 infection cases
- Kodambakkam 1197 cases
While Tiru Vi Ka Nagar and Royapuram come under North Chennai, Kodambakkam is in Central Chennai. Out of the total 758 containment zones in Chennai, most are only in these three zones. Nearly half of the infected cases are from these three zones, and the government is taking all steps to control further infection in these three zones.
Reasons for Chennai to become coronavirus hotspot
Though the Koyambedu market remains closed from May 5, those infected from there continue to be the super spreaders across Chennai and even many other districts. Initially, only a few people in contact with those affected in Koyambedu were checked. Out of 20 persons cheeked for each infected person, 15 were found to carry Coronavirus.
Hence the government is now checking all possible contacts, and that is increasing the toll of infected persons rapidly. And with expanded testing centers in Tamil Nadu and the increased number of tests is also another factor for the rise in the number of coronaviruses infected cases.