Covid-19 update: Tamil Nadu reported 5,063 fresh cases on Tuesday

  • | Wednesday | 5th August, 2020

The state discharged 6,501 patients following treatment yesterday, putting the total number of recoveries at 2,08,784.

Tamil Nadu recorded 5,063 fresh cases on Tuesday, taking the state tally to 2,68,285. Cases have been on the decline in the state for the past one week, with less than 6000 cases having been recorded every day for the past six days. Among these, Chennai reported 1,023 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,04,027.

Tamil Nadu recorded 108 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 4,349. Ninety nine of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.

As of Tuesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 55,152. Till date, 1,62,476 males, 1,05,782 females and 27 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 28,92,395 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 55,122 samples sent Saturday.

The state discharged 6,501 patients following treatment yesterday, putting the total number of recoveries at 2,08,784.



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