Thoothukudi: A coronavirus patient who had received treatment at Thoothukudi government hospital was discharged on Thursday and since then Tuticorin (as it is also called) has become a corona-free district.

Out of the 27 people infected with coronavirus in Thoothukudi, 25 have recovered and returned home. One succumbed to the infection without treatment. The woman who was last treated was discharged on Thursday. She was greeted by minister for information and publicity Kadambur Raju, district collector Sandeep Nanduri and doctors.

Subsequently, Thoothukudi has become a non-infectious district following Erode. It is noteworthy that in the last 13 days, no new coronavirus infection has surfaced. All the coronavirus patients are recovering and have returned home from Thoothukudi.

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161 new coronavirus cases were reported as of 9am on May 1 in Tamil Nadu, according to data released by the ministry of health and family welfare. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Tamil Nadu to 2,323.

Among the total people infected as on date, 1,258 have recovered and 27 have passed away. Chennai had the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 303 confirmed infections.

However, Tamil Nadu on April 30 saw the highest number of coronavirus cases since the first case was reported on March 7. A total of 161 fresh cases were recorded and the city of Chennai had 138 cases, reflecting a clear rising trend.