Covid-19 update: Tamil Nadu reported 5,595 new cases on Friday

  • | Saturday | 3rd October, 2020

According to the media bulletin issued by the Directorate of Public Health, the State tested 84,991 samples and 83,123 people on the day, taking the total number of samples tested to 75,26,688 and people to 73,04,809.

Tamil Nadu reported 5,595 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the state’s overall infection tally to 6,08,885.

The state also reported 67 virus related deaths on Friday, pushing the total death toll to 9,653.

Chennai alone recorded 1,278 cases. Its neighbouring districts Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur recorded 396, 157 and 255 cases respectively, while most of the remaining fresh cases came from the western districts. 

While Coimbatore reported 495 cases, Salem reported 355, Tiruppur 149, Erode 194 and Namakkal 163 cases. However, Dharmapuri, Nilgiris and Krishnagiri recorded 62, 73 and 76 new cases respectively.

According to the media bulletin issued by the Directorate of Public Health, the State tested 84,991 samples and 83,123 people on the day, taking the total number of samples tested to 75,26,688 and people to 73,04,809.

Meanwhile, one more private lab, Ganga Diagnostic Care in Chennai, has been approved for Covid-19 testing. 

As many as 5,603 people were discharged on the day taking the total number of people discharged after treatment to 5,52,938. The State now has 46,294 patients undergoing treatment.

Among the deceased, only five patients did not have any comorbid conditions. 



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