Tamil Nadu reported close to 4,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. A total of 3,986 people tested positive and 17 persons died in the State. The State’s tally of active cases stood at 27,743.
Chennai’s daily count continued to surge as 1,459 people tested positive, taking the city’s tally of active cases past 10,000.
Chengalpattu followed with 390 cases, while Coimbatore reported 332 cases.
Tiruvallur added 208 fresh cases. There were 141 cases in Tiruppur and 108 in Thanjavur.
The major contributors among other districts were Kancheepuram (96), Dindigul (94), Tiruchi (91), Salem (90), Cuddalore (70), Vellore (68), Villupuram (52), Ranipet (41), Tiruvannamalai (38), Tirupattur (25) and Kallakurichi (24). Only Perambalur reported fewer than 10 cases.
The fresh cases, which included 14 returnees, took the overall tally to 9,11,110. These included 2,767 in Coimbatore and 2,679 in Chengalpattu. Among the 17 fatalities, Chennai accounted for six deaths. There were two…