Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu becomes fourth State to report over a million cases

Back to basics: Greater Chennai Corporation health workers during door-to-door surveillance on Monday.   | Photo Credit: RAGU R

Tamil Nadu on Monday became the fourth State, after Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka, to cross a total of one million COVID-19 cases. The number of people who have so far tested positive account for roughly 1.3% of the total population.

With 10,941 cases reported on Monday, the State took just 14 days to go from nine lakh cases to 10 lakh cases. An analysis of the number of days it took to cross every one lakh case showed that this was the shortest period taken to add one more lakh to the tally, indicating the sharp rise being seen during the second wave of the pandemic.

image/svg+xml1 millionand rising sharplyTamil Nadu’s overall tally of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic broke out crossed one million on Monday, making it the fourth State to reach the fgure after Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka. The jump from nine lakh to 10 lakh cases took the shortest time, indicating the intensity of the second wave10,02,392CASES13,157DEATHS (1.31%)75,116ACTIVE CASES9,14,119RECOVERIES (91.19%)2.13CRORE TESTS PERFORMED1181 2 3 456 7 89 102216171718215311214The number of days it took to add successive one lakh cases to the tallyThough the age-group wise number of people getting afected has largely remained the same, the graph shows that while the percentage of afected people in the 13 to 60 age group declined after the frst wave, it has been witnessing a surge during the second wave1 lakh2 lakh3 lakh4 lakh5 lakh6 lakh7 lakh8 lakh9 lakh10 lakh4.519.93.318.11.28.5212.1313.9413.74.7135.112.84.9123.475.678.690.285.983.182.382.382.18381.515.10 TO 12 YEARS13 TO 60 YEARS60+ YEARSTOP SIX STATES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASESParameterMaharashtraUttar PradeshKarnatakaChhattisgarhKeralaTamil NaduActive cases6,72,0371,91,4571,33,5621,28,01994,00975,116Total cases (in lakh)38.48.511.65.412.410.0Cases per million31,1783,58017,18518,50934,71812,877Total deaths60,4739,83013,3515,9084,92913,157CFR1.581.151.151.080.41.31Tests per million1,93,7091,60,8633,49,2112,22,9413,99,7752,69,225Source: Tamil Nadu Health and Family Welfare Department, www.mohfw.gov.in | Population data based on UIDAI’s projection as of December 31, 2020HOW THE STATE RANKS IN VARIOUS PARAMETERS1,10,00090,00070,00050,00030,00010,00010,0008,0006,0004,0002,0000Tamil Nadu is witnessing a consistent rise in the test positivity rate (TPR). On Monday, the TPR was 9.99%. The graph shows the fve-day rolling average of tests performed and the fve-day rolling average of cases in the past yearApril 19, 2020April 19, 2021