The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 5,684 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday which had taken the state's tally near 2.80 lakh by reporting 2,79, 144 positive cases so far in its territory including active, recovered, and deceased patients.
According to the official press release issued by the state health department, Tamil Nadu has tested 30,20,714 samples so far including 67,153 that were tested on Thursday of which 5,684 confirmed to have contracted to the viral infection. These 5,684 cases include the influx of 42 people who returned to the state from other regions. Of these 5,684 cases, 3,380 are males and the rest 2,304 are female patients.
5,684 #COVID19 cases, 6,272 discharged, & 110 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 2,79,144, including 2,21,087 discharged, 53,486 active cases & 4,571 deaths: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/LPZVdgYR9H— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2020
The press release stated that 18 districts had accounted for major caseloads in the current reporting. Chennai has reported 1,091 fresh cases, 408 cases belong to Chengalpattu, 336 cases belong to Kancheepuram, 320 cases from Thiruvallur, 297 cases from Theni, 270 cases from Ranipet, 250 cases belong to Tirunelveli, 239 cases from Thoothukudi, 222 cases belong to Kanyakumari, and Cuddalore has reported 214 cases.
Vellore has reported 192 cases, Coimbatore has reported 190 cases, 162 cases from Thanjavur, 161 cases from Salem, 153 cases belong to Thiruvannamalai, Dindigul has reported 127 cases, and 101 and 100 cases from Madurai and Virudhunagar respectively. The state has reported 6,272 fresh discharges which had taken the total number of discharges to 2,21,087 so far.
Amid reporting one of the highest single-day rises of discharges, the state has recorded 110 fresh deaths taking the death toll to 4,571. Through the current reporting of deaths, the state has reported over 100 single-day deaths for the fourth consecutive day as the death toll has alarmingly been surging across the state with the major contribution from Chennai and active contribution from the rest of the districts.
According to the press release, of these 110 deaths, 88 were recorded at the government hospital and the rest were recorded at the private establishments. Of these 110 deaths, 22 belong to Chennai and most of the districts have reported the rest of the tally. 104 deaths out of 110 had identified with the co-morbid conditions largely including diabetes and hypertension. With the current reporting of 1091 cases, Chennai has recorded 1,06,096 cases so far of which 92,128 have been discharged.
At the current state, Chennai has crossed the tally of one lakh while four districts (Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Madurai, and Thiruvallur) had crossed the total tally of 10,000 each whereas nine districts (apart from four) had crossed the total tally of 5000 cases each. In the death toll, apart from Chennai, five districts (Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Madurai, Thiruvallur, and Virudhunagar) had reported over 100 deaths each.
As of Thursday, Tamil Nadu has reported 2,79,144 cases so far of which 53,486 are active, 2,21,087 have been recovered, and 4,571 had succumbed to the virus.
To read the press release, please visit: https://stopcorona.tn.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Media-Bulletin-06-08-20-COVID-19-6-PM.pdf