The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 5,875 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sunday and the sharpest spike has taken the state's tally beyond 2.57 lakh by reporting 2,57,613 cases so far including active, recovered, and deceased patients.
According to the official press release issued by the state health department, Tamil Nadu has tested 27,79,062 samples so far including 60,344 that were tested on Sunday of which 5,875 returned positive for the viral infection. These 5,875 cases include 64 people who returned to the state from other regions.
5,875 new COVID-19 cases and 98 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 2,57,613 including 1,96,483 discharges and 4,132 deaths. 60,344 samples were tested for the disease in the last 24 hours: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/j76WBw0sZA— ANI (@ANI) August 2, 2020
Of these 5,875 cases, 3,489 are males and the rest 2,386 are female patients. The press release stated that 18 districts had reported heavy caseloads in the current reporting. Chennai has reported 1,065 cases, 446 cases belong to Chengalpattu, 393 cases belong to Kancheepuram, 337 cases from Virudhunagar, 317 cases from Thiruvallur, and 309 cases from Theni.
Thoothukudi has reported 271 cases, 201 cases belong to Tirunelveli, and 200 cases belong to Kanyakumari. 178 cases from Madurai, 173 cases belong to Vellore, 167 cases each from Coimbatore and Ranipet, 144 cases from Cuddalore, 142 cases belong to Thiruvannamalai, 136 cases from Trichy, 134 cases belong to Salem, and Pudukottai has reported 125 fresh cases.
The state has reported 5,517 fresh discharges taking the total tally of discharges to 1,96,483 so far and the state has recorded 98 fresh deaths which had taken the death toll to 4,132 so far. According to the press release, of these 98 deaths - yet another biggest spike in the number of deaths, 75 deaths were recorded at the government hospitals while the rest 23 were recorded at the private establishments.
Of these 98 deaths, 17 deaths belong to Chennai, eight from Thiruvallur, seven from Coimbatore, six each from Madurai, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, and Virudhunagar, five deaths from Kancheepuram, four each from Chengalpattu, Kanyakumari, and Tenkasi, three each from Ranipet, Sivagangai, Thirupathur, and Thiruvannamalai. Two deaths each from Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Tiruppur, and Vellore, and one each from Kallakurichi, Namakkal, Perambalur, Thanjavur, and Villupuram.
90 deaths out of 98 were identified with co-morbid conditions. On July 1, the state's death toll stood at 1,264 and in a month, the state has added 2,868 more deaths to its toll with the major rise in Chennai and the active spikes from the districts outside Chennai. With the current reporting of 1,065 cases, Chennai has recorded 1,01,951 cases so far of which 87,604 have been discharged and 2,157 had died of the viral infection.
As of Sunday, Tamil Nadu has reported 2,57,613 cases so far of which 56,998 are active, 1,96,483 have been recovered, and 4,132 had succumbed to the virus. On Sunday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit had tested positive for the viral infection. Amit Shah has been admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, near Delhi, while Banwarilal Purohit has been advised to be under home isolation as he has shown mild symptoms.
To read the press release, please visit: https://stopcorona.tn.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Media-Bulletin-02-08-20-COVID-19-6-PM.pdf