COVID-19: TN's tally nears to hit 2.5 lakh with the sharpest spikes in cases and deaths!

The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 5,881 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday which had taken the state's tally beyond 2.45 lakh by reporting 2,45,859 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 26,58,138 samples so far including 60,276 that were tested on Friday of which 5,881 returned positive for the virus. These 5,881 cases include 31 people who returned to the state from other regions. 


Of these 5,881 cases, 3,492 are males and the rest 2,389 are female patients. The press release stated that 18 districts in the state had reported over 100 cases each on Friday in the current reporting. Chennai has reported 1,013 cases, 485 cases belong to Kancheepuram, 373 cases belong to Thiruvallur, 359 cases from Ranipet, 357 cases from Virudhunagar, and Chengalpattu has reported 334 cases.

Theni has reported 299 cases, Thoothukudi has reported 284 cases, 222 cases belong to Tirunelveli, 194 cases from Vellore, 173 cases from Madurai, 169 cases each from Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, and Villupuram, 158 cases from Cuddalore, 133 cases from Trichy, 123 cases belong to Salem, and 112 cases belong to Pudukottai. 

The state has reported 5,778 fresh discharges taking the total number of discharges to 1,83,956 so far. The state has also reported yet another biggest spike in deaths by reported 97 fresh deaths that had taken the state's death toll to 3,935. According to the press release, of these 97 deaths, 68 were reported from the government hospitals and the rest 29 are reported from the private establishments. 

Of these 97 deaths, 21 belong to Chennai, ten belong to Thiruvallur, six each from Kanyakumari and Virudhunagar, five each from Theni, Thirupathur, Thiruvannamalai, four each from Coimbatore, Dindigul, Madurai, Thoothukudi, and Vellore, three from Tirunelveli, two each from Chengalpattu, Cuddalore, Ramanathapuram, Ranipet,  and Thanjavur, one each from Ariyalur, Dharmapuri, Kallakurichi, Kancheepuram, Namakkal, and Salem. 

89 out of these 97 deaths had identified with co-morbid conditions. With the major contribution of the COVID-19 cases, Chennai's tally nears to hit 1 lakh as with the current reporting of 1,013 cases, Chennai has recorded 99,794 cases so far of which 84,916 have been discharged and 2,113 had died of the viral infection. 

As of Friday, Tamil Nadu has reported 2,45,859 cases so far of which 57,968 are active, 1,83,956 have been recovered, and 3,935 had succumbed to the virus. 

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