TN’s Covid count to touch 7 lakh

Chennai: The total number of Covid-19 infections in Tamilnadu is likely to touch seven lakh today. “If not today, it will sure cross seven lakh tomorrow,” said sources.

A total of 6,97,116 persons have so far tested positive in the State. Currently, 35,480 persons are under treatment. Another 4,301 persons were discharged on Wednesday, taking the tally to 6,50,856.

Meanwhile, 39 succumbed to the infection, increasing the fatalities in the State 10,780, as on October 21.

According to the bulletin released by the State Health department Wednesday evening, around 78,903 samples were tested in laboratories. The State has so far collected 91.93 lakh samples.

Coimbatore recorded 314 fresh cases and Salem 198 while the remainder was scattered across the state. Tenkasi (7), Ariyalur (8) and Perambalur (9) were among districts that recorded less number of new cases.


NT Bureau