Covid-19 update: Tamil Nadu reported 5,088 new cases on Thursday

  • | Friday | 9th October, 2020

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 80,44,447 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 87,341 samples having been sent yesterday.

Tamil Nadu reported 5,088 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the state’s overall infection tally to 6,40,943. 

The state also reported 68 virus related fatalities, taking the total death toll to 10,052.

Chennai alone recorded 1,295 cases while its neighbouring districts of Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur reported 363, 137 and 194 cases respectively.

Western districts continue to report a surge in cases. Coimbatore reported 448 cases, Salem 362, Erode 132, Tiruppur 173 and Namakkal 147 cases.

Among the deceased, eight did not have any comorbid conditions. The state discharged 5718 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 5,86,454.

As of Thursday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 44,437. Till date, 3,87,080 males, 2,53,832 females and 31 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, 80,44,447 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 87,341 samples having been sent yesterday.



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