Of the fresh cases reported on Friday, 310 were in the 0-12 age group, 6,910 were in the 13-60 age group and 1,229 were aged 60 and above. Since the beginning of the week, the number of children being infected has been between 225 and 288.
At least 21 of the 38 districts registered a three-digit spike in cases. With 2,636 new cases, Chennai continued to be a hotspot pushing the active case count to 22,420. Neighbouring Chengelpet, with 795 new cases, recorded the second highest in TN. The Chennai region, which includes Chengelpet, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur, alone had 32,436 (52.3% of the state’s share) people under treatment.
In the west, Coimbatore topped with 583 cases taking the new infections in the region to 1,568. The region has 10,810 people undergoing treatment, the second highest after Chennai region. Among the eight districts in the central region, Trichy recorded the highest at 273 while in the south, Tuticorin reported 277.
Of the 16 districts where deaths were reported on Friday, Chennai and its three neighbours had 18 deaths, western TN had six deaths, while the south recorded five.