Covid-19 update: Tamil Nadu reported 4,295 new cases on Saturday

  • | Saturday | 17th October, 2020

On Saturday, the number of people discharged reached 6,32,708 after 5005 more people were discharged, while the active cases in the state are at 40,192.

Tamil Nadu reported 4,295 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the state’s overall infection tally to 6,83,486.

The state also reported 57 more virus related fatalities, pushing the total death toll to 10,586. Among the deceased, 54 people had comorbidities while three had none.

Meanwhile, a 67-year-old woman named Ranimurthi, who had a fourth-grade lung infection accompanied by diabetes and hypertension, was successfully treated for COVID-19 and discharged on October 14 from the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH).

On Saturday, the number of people discharged reached 6,32,708 after 5005 more people were discharged, while the active cases in the state are at 40,192.

With 88,574 tests, the total number of tests done in the state is now at 86,07,821, which is more than ten percent of the state’s population.

In Chennai, a high of 1458 people were discharged against the 1132 fresh cases recorded on Saturday.

The number of cases seems to be reducing in the city which now has 12,907 active cases, while 1,72,533 people have been discharged out of the 1,89,944 people infected totally. A total of 3,504 people have died of COVID-19 in the city.



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