Chennai: For the third consecutive day, Tamilnadu recorded zero Covid-19 deaths on Sunday. Also, the number of daily Covid cases dropped below 100 on Sunday. In the past 24 hours, only 95 people tested positive.
While the total count increased to 34,51,910, the net fatalities continued to remain unchanged at 38,023. The cumulative recoveries, including 223 Covid-19 positive patients getting discharged after treatment in the last 24 hours, rose to 34,12,714.
On Sunday, 41,933 samples were tested for Covid, of which 95 returned positive, yielding a test positivity rate of 0.2 per cent. As per health department data, Tamilnadu on Friday reported zero deaths for the first time since 30 April, 2020. Chennai’s test positivity rate (TPR) of 0.8 per cent is slightly higher compared to the state average of 0.2 per cent.
Chennai saw 35 new Covid-19 cases followed by Coimbatore with 10 and Chengalpattu at 7. Among 38 districts, 14 recorded nil cases while the remaining districts saw cases below 5, the bulletin said.