South India COVID-19 updates: Tamil Nadu tops with 527 fresh cases


The four southern states report 609 new coronavirus cases as of 8.00 AM on May 5. 

Tamil Nadu topped the southern states in the number of new coronavirus cases reported among the southern Indian states on Tuesday, May 5.

The state reported 527 new cases as of 8:00 AM, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Tamil Nadu to 3,550. Among the total people infected as on date, 1,409 have recovered and 31 have passed away.

Andhra Pradesh followed Tamil Nadu with 67 fresh positive cases. This included 14 natives of Gujarat who were tested positive at Anantpur. The state reported one more death on Tuesday. The state’s totally tally is 1094 active cases and 34 deaths.

Kurnool district crossed the 500-mark with 25 new cases and reached a tally of 516 cases continuing to be one of the worst affected districts with over 392 active cases. Another worst-hit district Guntur reported 13 new cases, and it is followed by Krishna with eight fresh cases, Anantapur, Kadapa and Visakhapatnam with two new cases each and Nellore with one new case.

Karnataka reported nine new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. With this the state’s total cases rose to 651.  Among the total people infected as on May 5, 321 have recovered and 27 have passed away.

3 new coronavirus cases were reported in Telangana. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Telangana to 1,085. Among the total people infected as on date, 585 have recovered and 29 have passed away.

Kerala which did not report any fresh cases for the last two days, recorded three new cases in Wayanad district. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the three were the mother and wife of a driver, who returned from Chennai, and the son of a lorry cleaner. The state has 37 patients under treatment in various hospitals.

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