The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 5,879 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday which had taken the state's tally past 2.50 lakh by reporting 2,51,738 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 27,18,718 samples so far including 60,580 that were tested on Saturday of which 5,879 returned positive for the viral infection. These 5,879 cases include the influx of 57 people who returned to the state from other regions.
5,879 new COVID-19 cases and 99 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 2,51,738 including 1,90,966 discharges and 4,034 deaths. 60,580 samples were tested for the disease in the last 24 hours: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/QCBmDFi6wN— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2020
Of these 5,879 cases, 3,544 are male patients and the rest 2,335 are female patients. The press release stated that 19 districts have reported with the heavy caseloads in the current reporting. Chennai has reported 1074 cases, Kancheepuram has reported 368 cases, Theni has reported 327 cases, Chengalpattu has reported 314 cases, and Thiruvallur has reported 305 cases.
Virudhunagar has reported 286 cases, 243 cases from Thoothukudi, 242 cases belong to Thiruvannamalai, 238 cases belong to Coimbatore, 198 cases belong to Kanyakumari, 197 cases from Vellore, 182 cases from Cuddalore, 181 cases from Tirunelveli, 178 cases from Tenkasi, 167 cases from Thanjavur, 166 cases from Madurai, 158 cases from Villupuram, 136 and 116 cases from Trichy and Ranipet districts respectively.
The state has reported 7,010 fresh discharges taking the total number of discharges to 1,90,966 so far. The state has also recorded 99 deaths - yet another highest single-day spike since the outbreak, through which the death toll currently stands at 4,034. According to the press release, of these 99 deaths, 77 deaths recorded at the private hospitals while the rest 22 recorded at the private establishments.
Of these 99 deaths, 27 deaths belong to Chennai, ten each from Coimbatore and Madurai, seven from Thiruvallur, six each from Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli, five each from Chengalpattu and Virudhunagar, four from Tenkasi, three each from Cuddalore and Dindigul, two each from Kallakurichi, Ramanathapuram, Salem, and Vellore, and one each from Kancheepuram, Ranipet, Theni, Thoothukudi, and Tiruppur.
90 out of a total of 99 deaths were identified with co-morbid conditions largely including diabetes and hypertension. According to the Union Health Ministry, Tamil Nadu is the second Indian state with the most number of COVID-19 deaths after Maharashtra as of Saturday. On July 1, the state's death toll stood at 1,264 and in a month, the state has added 2,770 more deaths to its toll with the major rise in Chennai and the active spikes from the districts outside Chennai.
Chennai has been witnessing a drop in new cases while compared to the second week of July. However, the city's tally has crossed 1 lakh by reporting 1,00,877 cases so far including the current reporting of 1,074 cases. Of the city's total cases, 86,301 have been discharged and 2140 while the rest 12,436 are active.
As of Saturday, Tamil Nadu has reported 2,51,738 cases so far of which 56,738 are active, 1,90,966 have been recovered, and 4,034 had succumbed to the virus.
To read the press release, please visit: https://stopcorona.tn.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Media-Bulletin-01-08-20-COVID-19-6-PM.pdf