Madurai/ Trichy: With 48 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including the 29 in Tirunelveli, the total cases in southern Tamil Nadu touched 1,382. Out of these, 617 cases are from other states. Meanwhile, the central region reported four cases on Thursday.
In Tirunelveli, 28 people who had returned from Maharashtra, including six children tested Covid-19 positive on Thursday. The total cases in the district are 330, of which 226 are people from other states. The district continues to see the return of more migrants by road and by train. Dindigul saw four Maharashtra returnees testing Covid-19 positive while Tuticorin and Virudhunagar saw influx case each, from Gujarat and Maharshtra.
Meanwhile, Madurai district saw eight local cases, including four frontline workers. Of the 16 police personnel tested from Thideer Nagar police station, two constables, a 56-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, tested positive. The test was conducted following an accused, who was arrested for rioting last week, tested positive a few days ago in a sub-jail in Theni.
Further, two health workers on duty, a 25-year-old man and a 35-year-old man from Katchakatti tested positive for Covid-19. Another case was that of a 65-year-old woman from Dindigul district who was admitted to Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai after she complained of chest pain. The remaining cases were contacts of Covid-19 patients and two prison convicts at Madurai Central Prison. Tuticorin, Virudhunagar and Tiruenelveli too reported three, two and one local Covid-19 cases, all with contact history. No Covid-19 cases were reported in Kanyakumari, Ramanathapuram, Sivaganga, Tenkasi, and Theni.
Positive cases in Nagapattinam rose to 54 as two more cases were registered on Thursday. Among the two was a 39-year-old man from Sirkazhi, a cameraman with a Tamil News channel in Chennai. The other man, a 42-year-old lorry driver of Vaimedu, is a Chennai-returnee.
With one more new case, the total positive patients in Thanjavur has climbed to 86. The patient is a 52-year-old woman of Mela Kabisthalam of Papanasam. She was a contact of a Chennai-returnee.
A 44-year-old man who returned from Maharashtra tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. With this, the total number of positive cases in Pudukottai has climbed to 22. There are 15 active cases in Pudukottai hospitals.
Ariyalur and Perambalur districts did not report any fresh Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday. As many as 49 people are waiting for results in Ariyalur. The number of positive cases in Tiruvarur remained unchanged with 42, as there was no new case.
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Trichy discharged one patient of Perambalur district on Thursday.