Chennai: For the second time in two weeks, Chennai recorded no death due to Covid-19 on Friday. Along with Chennai, there were no fatalities in 21 districts. Chennai had earlier recorded no deaths on 11 July. The city’s toll has touched 8,305.
Tamilnadu recorded 1,830 new Coivd-19 cases, pushing the tally to 25,44,870, the health department said. Recoveries eclipsed new infections with 2,516 people getting discharged, aggregating to 24,86,192 leaving 24,816 active cases, a medical bulletin said.
As many as 24 more deaths were reported in Tamilnadu (six deaths in private and 18 in government hospitals). The highest of four deaths were reported in Coimbatore on Thursday. The death toll in the State stands at 33,862.
Currently, there are 24,816 active cases in the State, with the highest of 2,293 in Coimbatore. Erode has 1,773 active cases. In the past 24 hours, 1,34,169 more people were tested for Covid-19 in the State.
For the second day in a row, over three lakh people got inoculated in the State.
As many as 3,27,122 people were vaccinated. They included 1,83,713 people in the 18-44 age group and 1,01,817 people in the 45-59 age group.