Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: 5,871 new cases reported
Tamil Nadu reported 5,871 Covid-19 cases Wednesday, taking its total number of cases in the state to 3,14,520. The total number of cases on Wednesday, included 27 returnees from other countries and states. As of today, there are 52,999 active cases in the state.
With 119 deaths today, the death toll climbed up to 5,278. Among the deceased, 107 had comorbidities.
Meanwhile, as many as 5,633 persons were discharged today, taking the number of recoveries to 2,56,313. A total of 34,32,025 RT-PCR samples have been tested till date in Tamil Nadu.
Chennai had the highest death toll among the districts with 20 deaths, while Thiruvallur reported nine deaths.
A total of 993 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Chennai, Chengalpattu reported 421 and Thiruvallur registered 407 cases. Kancheepuram recorded 371 cases while Cuddalore reported 339 cases. Other districts such as Coimbatore (294), Virudhunagar (292), Theni (282), Ranipet (254) and Salem (217) recorded more than 200 cases. Thiruvarur (7), Krishnagiri (7) were the only districts to report new cases in single digits.