Covid-19 update: Tamil Nadu reported 5,242 new cases on Saturday

  • | Sunday | 11th October, 2020

With a focus on stepping up testing of the samples by the government, 91,191 samples were examined today aggregating 82,32,725 so far.

Tamil Nadu reported 5,242 new Coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the state’s overall infection tally to 6,51,370.

The state also reported 67 virus related fatalities, pushing the total death toll to 10,187.

A total of 5,97,033 patients have recovered so far and 44,150 are active cases till date.

With a focus on stepping up testing of the samples by the government, 91,191 samples were examined today aggregating 82,32,725 so far.

Tamil Nadu does not use Rapid Antigen Diagnostic Tests (RADT) and all tests are RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction based).

Among districts, the state capital Chennai logged 1,272 cases followed by Coimbatore 392, Salem 339, Chengalpat 309. Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruppur and Villupuram clocked over 100 cases each, the bulletin said.

Chennai accounts for 1,80,751 in the total number of positive cases to the overall 6,51,370 in the state till date.

Of the 67 fatalities reported today, two patients were without co-morbidities - a 25-year-old woman from Thiruvarur succumbing to the virus due to acute respiratory distress syndrome and the other was a 62-year-old man from Ranipet due to COVID-19 pneumonia.

Chennai leads in the number of fatalities accounting for 3,396 to the overall tally of 10,187 in the state.

The bulletin said a private lab received approval to conduct COVID-19 tests, pushing the total number of private facilities to 125 while the government-owned was 66, totalling 191 testing centres.

Eight of those who tested positive were returnees from other destinations, including one from the United Arab Emirates, the bulletin said.



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