In Erode district, 457 people were infected with corona on Wednesday, bringing the total number of affected to 20,253, health officials said.
Yesterday, 297 people recovered, bringing the total number of people who have recovered so far to 17,295.
Currently, 2,799 people are in treatment.
Yesterday, the death toll rose to 159 as a 72-year-old man died due to corona infection.
In Kodumudi and surrounding areas, many new corona cases were reported for the past 15 days, so that the local bodies started spraying disinfectants in public places.
The area is adjacent to Karur and Tiruppur districts and many from the area went to such districts for their various works.