The central region reported 1,152 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. More than half the number of cases were from Thanjavur and Tiruchi, each reporting over 300 fresh cases. Four deaths were reported in the region – two in Tiruchi and one each in Karur and Nagapattinam.
A 50-year-old woman with no pre-existing conditions and an 83-year-old woman with a history of hyperlipidemia succumbed to COVID-19 in Tiruchi. A 74-year-old man from Karur who had been suffering from diabetes and a 54-year-old woman from Nagapattinam with a history of diabetes and hypertension also died of the viral infection.
Thanjavur district continues to report a high number of cases with 310 testing positive on Saturday, while Tiruchi recorded 302 and Tiruvarur 163 cases. Karur reported a further spike with 119 patients testing positive on Saturday. In Nagapattinam 113 persons tested positive, and Pudukottai 93. Ariyalur district reported 33 fresh cases and Perambalur 19 on Saturday.
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