Ninety-three persons tested positive for the COVID 19 in the central region on Friday, according to a bulletin issued by the State government.
Mayiladuthurai reported the most number of fresh cases with 20 persons testing positive for the virus in the district. The number of fresh cases in Tiruchi, which was reporting the most number of cases in the region in recent days, fell below 20 on Friday. Tiruchi reported 19 fresh cases, Thanjavur 17, Tiruvarur 10, Pudukottai eight, Nagapattinam seven, Karur six, Ariyalur and Perambalur three each.
Tiruchi, however, continued to have the maximum number of active cases in the region with 150 patients undergoing treatment, including home treatment, for the infection. Mayiladuthurai had 123 active cases, Thanjavur 97, Tiruvarur 87, Pudukottai 53, Perambalur 43, Karur 39, Nagapattinam 37 and Ariyalur 35.