The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 3,756 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday through which the state's tally went past 1.22 lakh by reporting 1,22,350 cases so far in its territory including the active, recovered, and deceased patients.
According to the official press release issued by the state's health department, Tamil Nadu has tested 14,49,414 samples so far including 35,979 that were tested on Wednesday of which 3,756 returned positive for the virus. These 3,756 cases include 63 patients who returned to the state from other regions including the Indian states and foreign countries.
Tamil Nadu reports 64 deaths and 3,756 new #COVID19 positive cases today. The total number of positive cases stands at 1,22,350 including 46,480 active cases and 1,700 deaths: State Health Department— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2020
The current reporting of 3,756 cases includes 2,292 males and 1,464 female patients. About eleven districts in the state had accounted for the major share in the current reporting. 1,261 cases belong to Chennai, 379 cases belong to Madurai, 300 cases belong to Thiruvallur, 273 cases belong to Chengalpattu, 160 cases from Vellore, and 141 cases belong to Thoothukudi.
133 cases belong to Kancheepuram, 115 cases belong to Kanyakumari, 106 cases belong to Villupuram, 87 from Coimbatore, 71 cases belong to Cuddalore, and 70 cases from Virudhunagar. Madurai has become a superspreader of COVID-19 after Chennai and it has become the fourth district in Tamil Nadu with more cases after Chennai, Chengalpattu, and Thiruvallur.
On June 15, Madurai had reported 442 cases in total, and in the span of three weeks, the district has added 4,615 cases to its count and as of Wednesday, Madurai has reported 5,057 cases so far. Tamil Nadu has reported 3,051 fresh discharges which had taken the tally of total discharge to 74,167 so far - highest than the active COVID-19 cases.
The state has also recorded 64 deaths taking the death toll to 1,700 so far. According to the press release, of these 64 deaths, 43 recorded at the government hospitals while the rest 21 reported at the private establishments. Of these 64 deaths, 26 belong to Chennai. The press release stated that 59 out of 64 deaths had been identified with comorbidities.
With the current reporting of 1261 cases, Chennai has recorded 72,500 cases so far and the city has been pedaling the current week by reporting below 2000 cases while it had reported more than 2000 cases last week. By June 15, Chennai had reported 33,244 cases and now it has added 39,256 cases to its count in three weeks amid the containment measures.
As of Wednesday, Tamil Nadu has reported 1,22,350 cases so far of which 46,480 are active, 74,167 have been recovered, and 1,700 had succumbed to the virus.
To read the press release, please visit: https://stopcorona.tn.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Media-Bulletin-08.07.2020-26-Pages-English-481-KB.pdf