Central region

191 new cases, four deaths in the central region

The downward trend in new COVID-19 cases continued in the central region with 191 people testing positive in all nine districts on Tuesday.

Four other deaths from complications resulting from the infection were recorded in the state Department of Health bulletin.

Of the four, two were from Tiruchi district and one from Tiruvarur and Perambalur districts.

A 56-year-old patient, without any comorbidities, died of COVID pneumonia at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Medical College Hospital on Saturday after being admitted to hospital on October 1.

A 64-year-old woman from the district with type 2 diabetes mellitus / systemic hypertension died at Namakkal Medical College Hospital on Sunday. A 75-year-old woman from Perambalur and a 70-year-old man from Tiruvarur, both with comorbidities, also died.

Meanwhile, Thanjavur continued to report the maximum number of new cases in the region with 59 positive tests in the district on Tuesday. Tiruchi reported 45 new cases, Tiruvarur 22, Karur 17, Nagapattinam 15, Pudukottai 12, Mayiladuthurai 10, Perambalur six and Ariyalur five.

Thanjavur continued to have the highest number of active cases in the region with 759 people on treatment, including those on home treatment, in the district. Tiruvarur had 496 active cases, Tiruchi 495, Nagapattinam 213, Mayiladuthurai 174, Pudukottai 164, Karur 141, Ariyalur 74 and Perambalur 46.