Chennai: There has been reasonable improvement in Tamil Nadu’s relentless war against  Covid-19, according to the release issued by the Directorate of Health and Preventive Medicine on Wednesday evening.

The State  logged 6,596 new cases on Wednesday while the death toll of the last 24 hours showed 166 casualties. Both the new cases and fatalities were lesser than that of Tuesday which showed 6,895 and 194 respectively.

There were 52,884 patients undergoing treatment for the pandemic across the State as on Wednesday evening. The State has not lowered its guard in testing people for the disease. More than 1.66 lakh persons were tested across the State while 10,432 persons came out of hospitals fully cured and rejuvenated, said the release. The death toll till date reached 31, 746 while the number of laboratories with Covid-19 testing facilities shot up to 273.

Situation in the districts of Coimbatore, Erode and Tirupur (the industrial hub of the State) has improved. While Coimbatore which had topped the table of districts with highest number of Covid-19 cases showed 793 (the highest in Tamil Nadu), the districts of Erode (686) and Tirupur ( 419) recorded a dip in the number of new cases.

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