TN maintains declining trend in Covid cases

Chennai: The number of new Coronavirus cases in Tamilnadu declined further on Sunday to 20,421 (Saturday, it was 21,410).

The toll in the state climbed to 27,005 with 434 more dying. Among the 434 deceased, 110 succumbed to the virus sans any pre-existing illness including a 21-year-old woman from Dindigul.

Three of those who tested positive today include returnees from Jharkhand, Karnataka and Kerala, the bulletin said.

Recoveries continued to outnumber new cases with 33,161 people getting discharged from hospitals totaling to 19.65 lakh till date, leaving 2,44,289 active infections.

The number of samples tested Sunday stood at 1,74,982, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined so far to 2.87 crore.

Chengalpet, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, reported cases in excess of 500 while the rest was scattered across other districts.


NT Bureau