3,949 new cases take T.N.’s tally to 86,224

2,212 per­sons dis­charged, 62 deaths recorded across Tamil Nadu

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With 3,949 new COVID-19 cases re­ported on Mon­day, Tamil Nadu’s over­all tally touched 86,224. Chennai ac­counted for 2,167 cases, which took the city’s tally to 55,969.

The daily COVID-19 case tally of Chennai crossed the 2,000-mark on Mon­day. The in­fec­tion count con­tin­ued to rise in Madu­rai, which re­ported 290 cases, Chen­gal­pattu (184), Tiru­val­lur (154) and Vel­lore (144).

The to­tal num­ber of pos­i­tive cases in the State rose to 86,224*, while the num­ber of ac­tive cases, in­clud­ing those in iso­la­tion, stood at 37,331. As many as 108 of the 3,949 per­sons who had tested pos­i­tive were those who had re­turned from abroad and from other parts of the coun­try.

Chennai recorded 2,167 cases, tak­ing its over­all tally to 55,969. Among the fresh cases, 22 were im­ported, ac­cord­ing to health of­fi­cials. As many as 2,212 per­sons were dis­charged from var­i­ous fa­cil­i­ties, tak­ing the to­tal fig­ure to 47,749.

The num­ber of peo­ple test­ing pos­i­tive in the 13-60 years age group rose to 71,728, and as many as 10,271 peo­ple above the age of 60 had con­tracted the in­fec­tion. As many as 4,225 chil­dren have been in­fected in the State so far.

As many as 62 peo­ple, in­clud­ing a 13-year-old boy and at least two young­sters in their twen­ties, died of the in­fec­tion, tak­ing the to­tal deaths in the State to 1,141. Among the fa­tal­i­ties, 11 had no co-mor­bid con­di­tions. A 23-year-old man from Chennai, who was ad­mit­ted to a pri­vate hos­pi­tal on June 5 with com­plaints of fever, cough and dif­fi­culty in breath­ing for six days, died on Mon­day morn­ing due to ARDS (acute res­pi­ra­tory dis­tress syn­drome).

A 13-year-old boy from Pudukot­tai was the youngest per­son to lose his life to the in­fec­tion on Mon­day. The boy, who was re­ferred from a pri­vate hos­pi­tal to Than­javur Med­i­cal Col­lege Hos­pi­tal, suf­fered from der­mato­myosi­tis (a rare in­flam­ma­tory dis­ease). He had tested pos­i­tive for the vi­ral in­fec­tion and died on Satur­day night.

Pre-ex­ist­ing con­di­tions

The Direc­torate of Pub­lic Health and Pre­ven­tive Medicine’s bul­letin said 51 per­sons with pre-ex­ist­ing con­di­tions had died after test­ing pos­i­tive for the in­fec­tion in gov­ern­ment and pri­vate hospi­tals in the State. Fif­teen of the fa­tal­i­ties were recorded in pri­vate fa­cil­i­ties and 33 in gov­ern­ment med­i­cal col­lege hospi­tals. Three deaths were recorded in hospi­tals run by the Direc­torate of Med­i­cal and Ru­ral Ser­vices.

Re­turnees’ count

Of the 2.79 lakh pas­sen­gers who have ar­rived in the State till date, 3,385 have tested pos­i­tive for the in­fec­tion. The gov­ern­ment had iden­ti­fied 325 in­fec­tions from the 82,916 pas­sen­gers who had ar­rived by flight till Sunday.

Among those who had ar­rived by train up un­til Sunday, since May 14, as many as 406 per­sons had tested pos­i­tive. Seven­teen of the 1,763 per­sons who had ar­rived by sea had tested pos­i­tive, Health De­part­ment of­fi­cials said.

(*The deaths of two per­sons were cross-no­ti­fied to other States. One pa­tient died after turn­ing neg­a­tive for in­fec­tion)

The num­ber of peo­ple test­ing pos­i­tive in the 13-60 years age group rose to 71,728, and as many as 10,271 peo­ple above the age of 60 have con­tracted the in­fec­tion

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