TN reports 5,709 new Covid-19 cases, 1,182 test positive in Chennai


Chennai: Tamilnadu today reported 5,709 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of persons who have tested positive for coronavirus pandemic so far in the State to 3,49,654.

According to the daily bulletin released by the Health department this evening, 1,182 persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Chennai today. With this, the total number of cases in the metropolis has reached 1,19,059.

As far as Chennai’s neighbouring districts are concerned, Kancheepuram posted 249 new cases, Chengalpattu 344 and Thiruvallur 489, said the bulletin.

As many as 121 Covid-19 patients lost their lives today, taking the total number of fatalities to 6,007. On the positive side, 5,850 patients were discharged from various hospitals in Tamilnadu today after recovery.

While the total number of recoveries in Tamilnadu has touched 2,89,787, the total number of active cases now stands at 53,860. While 65,075 persons were tested today, 37,12,657 persons have been tested so far in the State.