Covid-19 update: Tamil Nadu reported 5,519 new cases on Friday

  • | Saturday | 12th September, 2020

With 6,006 people getting discharged from various hospitals, the recoveries eclipsed the new cases and cumulatively 435,422 patients have got cured while active cases were 47,918, which reflected a dip.

Tamil Nadu reported 5,519 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the state overall infection tally to 4,91,571.

The state also reported 77 new virus related fatalities, taking the death toll to 8,231.

The dead include two men aged 25 and 90 and in total 74 people had co-morbidities and three no chronic illnesses, a health department bulletin said.

Of the fresh infections, Chennai logged 987 and the remainder was scattered across Tamil Nadu.

With 6,006 people getting discharged from various hospitals, the recoveries eclipsed the new cases and cumulatively 435,422 patients have got cured while active cases were 47,918, which reflected a dip.

The active cases which fell below the 50,000 mark on Wednesday stood at 48,482 on September 10.

It was on July 18, the active cases were below 50,000 and on September 9, the active cases dipped to 49,203.

As many as 84,893 samples were tested and in total 5,715,216 specimens were examined till date.

Tamil Nadu does not use Rapid Antigen Diagnostic Tests and the tests are only RT-PCR based.



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