The central region reported 290 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. A few districts in the region, such as Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts, reported a slight increase in fresh cases. Six deaths were reported in the region – three in Tiruchi district and one each in Ariyalur, Mayiladuthurai and Pudukottai.
In Thanjavur district, 92 patients tested COVID-19 positive. Tiruchi reported 47 fresh cases, Tiruvarur 36 and Nagapattinam 29. Mayiladuthurai district registered 27 cases. Twenty patients each tested positive in Pudukottai and Karur districts. In Ariyalur, 14 fresh cases were reported. Perambalur continues to retain its spot as the district with the least number of fresh cases in the region with five cases reported on Saturday.
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