THE LARGEST FOR A SINGLE DAY ..
78 CASES YESTERDAY..
NOW, 312 ACTIVE CASES..

(article in today’s The New Indian Express)

SINGLE DAY’S HIGHEST SPIKE IN THE NILGIRIS:
78 NEW CASES ON SUNDAY

P S SUNDAR @ Coonoor

Sunday turned out to be a day of acute concern for the residents of The Nilgiris because as many as 78 COVID-19 positive cases were declared making this the largest spike for a single day so far.

Besides, the Government recorded the second death for the district – a
male, 89 year old, died in Coimbatore Medical College Hospital in Coimbatore due to acute pulmonary oedema, chronic kidney disease, COVID-19 positive, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and systemic hypertension.

The Nilgiris Collector Innocent Divya said on Sunday night that two persons from Saturday’s count were shifted to other districts thereby reducing the total infected to 408.

With the 78 new cases on Sunday, this total has now risen to 486 of whom 172 have been discharged fully cured. As two had died, the number of active cases undergoing treatment in the district is 312.

Most cases have arisen in the villages.

The Collector said that of the 78 cases recorded on Sunday, as many as 30 are contacts of persons returning from Coimbatore. Most of them live in Kenthorai while others in T Manihatty, Thampatty, Ullada and Wellington.

As many as 25 are contacts of a person returning from Mumbai. Most of them live in Mel Thoraihatty while others in Kenthorai and T Manihatty.

Ten had attended a wedding in Thangadu Oranalli and they live in Kallatty, Adhigaratty, Bickole and Coonoor.

Nine are contacts of an employee of a private company and they live in Ooty, Nanjanad and Karimarahatty.

While one person in Kairbetta had attended a function in Ottupattrai, others have either visited other districts or have contacts with the visitors.

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