Chennai reported 1,407 positive cases, bringing the city's total to 27,398

Chennai reported 1,407 positive cases, bringing the city's total to 27,398

Tamil Nadu recorded 1,875 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 38,716. Among these, Chennai reported 1,407 positive cases, with the city’s total now 27,398.

Tamil Nadu recorded 23 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 349. Twenty of them had succumbed due to co-morbidities.

On Thursday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu touched 17,659. Till date, 23,981 men, 14,718 women and 17 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, 6,55,675 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 15,546 samples sent today.

The state discharged 1,372 patients following treatment today, putting the total number of discharged patients at 20,705.

Besides Chennai, 127 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 19 cases each in Kancheepuram and Cuddalore, 72 in Thiruvallur, three each in Ariyalur, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Theni and Tirunelveli, 11 in Dindigul, four each in Kallakurichi and Thirupathur, 20 each in Madurai and Thiruvannamalai, 16 each in Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur, 10 each in Ramanathapuram, Salem and Trichy, 26 in Ranipet, seven each in Sivagangai and Villupuram, five in Tenkasi, eight in Thanjavur, six in Thoothukudi, 12 in Vellore, two each in Perambalur, Pudukottai and Virudhunagar and one each in Dharmapuri and Namakkal districts.