TN reports 1,236 new Coronavirus cases, 333 from Chennai

Chennai: Tamilnadu on Tuesday reported 1,236 new Covid-19 cases, taking the overall infection count to 7,92,788, while 13 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 11,822.

The capital city of Chennai recorded 333 cases. Recoveries continued to outnumber the new infections with 1,330 people being discharged from health care facilities after getting cured, taking the aggregate to 7,70,378, a health department bulletin said.

The number of active cases stood at 10,588. While Coimbatore logged 122, the rest were scattered across other districts.

Chennai continued to top the list of cases with 2,18,198 infections out of more than 7.92 lakh in the state.

Seven districts added new cases in single digits, while 27 districts reported zero fatalities.

A total of 65,186 samples were tested on Tuesday, taking the cumulative total to 1,26,05,289 specimens examined so far.

All the deceased had co-morbidities, the bulletin said. It may be recalled that TN does not use Rapid Antigen Diagnostic Tests (RADT) and all tests are RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction based).


NT Bureau