COIMBATORE: Daily Covid-19 cases dropped below 100 in the district on Saturday after a gap of seven months.
A total 99 cases were reported against 102 on Friday and 114 on Thursday.
It was before the second wave in March that the cases fell below 100 in Coimbatore. After the second wave, Coimbatore was reporting the highest number of cases, even surpassing Chennai.
Strict Covid restrictions and massive vaccination drives helped the district bring down the cases even when neighbouring Kerala was recording more cases. Over 200 cases were reported throughout August and September before witnessing a slight decline in October.
“Fresh cases remained below 200 in the last few weeks and they started declining further from the second week of October,” said a senior health official, who credited it to the vaccination drive. “As the festival is over, we were expecting a marginal increase in cases. But the declining trend is encouraging. However, we urge people not to drop their guard and remain cautious,” he added.