Tamil Nadu vaccinated 12,709 people on Saturday, including 5,354 who were administered the second dose. Saturday’s vaccination figures are 3,364 less than Friday’s. As of Saturday, the state has vaccinated 4,57,951 persons, the majority of them health care workers, 3,55,829. Frontline workers including police account for more than a lakh. The government has also vaccinated 1,419 election staff so far.
On Saturday, from the 659 sessions held across the state, the state had the capacity to vaccinate 65,088 people, but only 19.5% of the beneficiaries turned up. Chennai reported the most cases, 187, on Saturday, while the three neighbouring districts, Tiruvallur (35), Chengalpet (36), and Kancheepuram (21) together reported 92 cases. Barring Dharmapuri district, fresh cases were reported in all other districts with Ariyalur, Perambalur, Theni, Thirupathur, Tiruvannamalai and Thoothukudi registering only a single case.
So far, the capital city has recorded 2,35,350 cases, 27.5 % of the total positive cases in the state. The death toll in Chennai as of Tuesday is 4,152. The city also has the highest number of active cases in the state, 1,774.
In the western region, Coimbatore accounted for 40 cases, followed by Tirupur (14) and Salem (12). Coimbatore also has the second most number of active cases, 388, in the state after Chennai.
In the southern region, Madurai recorded nine cases while most other districts such as Theni, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi recorded less than nine cases. According to the bulletin, between January 8 and Saturday, 2,732 people arrived from UK, of whom 2,191 were traced and tested. Among them 12 tested positive and the remaining tested negative.