Covid-19 update: Tamil Nadu reported 2516 new cases on Wednesday

  • | Thursday | 29th October, 2020

Recoveries continued to eclipse new COVID-19 cases with 3,859 patients getting cured aggregating to 6,79,377 till date, a health department bulletin said.

Tamil Nadu reported 2,516 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the state’s overall infection tally to 7,16,751.

The state also reported 35 more virus related fatalities on Wednesday, taking the total death toll to 11,018.

Recoveries continued to eclipse new COVID-19 cases with 3,859 patients getting cured aggregating to 6,79,377 till date, a health department bulletin said.

Active cases, including those in isolation, were at 26,356.

Among districts, Chennai led with 688 new cases, followed by Coimbatore 218, Chengalpet 150, Salem 147, and Tiruvallur 138.Perambalur recorded the least with four patients contracting the virus.

Chennai accounted for 1,97,751 COVID-19 infections to the state`s over 7.6 lakh cases, besides accounting for 3,616 deaths of the total 11,018 toll.

Testing of samples stood at 72,433, totalling to 97,32,863 specimens getting examined till date.

Among the 35 deaths, four of them were without comorbidities(or chronic illness) which include a 40-year-old man from Karur who died due to acute respiratory distress syndrome.

With comorbidity, a 38-year-old man from Coimbatore died due to `bilateral bronchopneumonia` a while 101-year-old woman from neighbouring Chengalpet died due to `respiratory failure`.

Tamil Nadu has 201 COVID-19 testing facilities, of which 135 are private and 66 government owned.

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



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