Covid-19: Tamil Nadu reports 5,980 new infection cases, 80 fatalities

By: |
August 22, 2020 9:09 PM

According to the bulletin, 73,547 samples were tested today, taking the tally to 41,36,490. Of the new infections, Chennai reported 1,294 cases while neighbouring Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet collectively contributed to 1,047.

Active cases stood at 53,710 with 5,603 discharges from various health care facilities and in total 3,13,280 have recovered. (PTI)

Tamil Nadu on Saturday recorded 5,980 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 3,73,410 cases, while 80 fatalities pushed the death toll to 6,420, the health department said. After reporting more than 100 fatalities daily since August 3, the fresh death cases in the state was in double digits today. Active cases stood at 53,710 with 5,603 discharges from various health care facilities and in total 3,13,280 have recovered, a health department bulletin said.

According to the bulletin, 73,547 samples were tested today, taking the tally to 41,36,490. Of the new infections, Chennai reported 1,294 cases while neighbouring Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet collectively contributed to 1,047. Ranipet, Tirupattur, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Kallakurichi recorded a total of 684 cases today. Of the state’s tally of 3,73,410 cases, Chennai’s share was 1,24,071, the bulletin said.

As many as 23 people who had tested positive today were returnees from domestic and overseas destinations. Among the deceased, 72 had comorbidities. A one-year-old baby from Tirupathur district who was COVID-19 positive with “aspiration pneumonitis’ was admitted to the district government hospital and died on August 22. The deceased also included a 90-year-old man.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1London put on COVID-19 watchlist as coronavirus infection rate rises again across UK
2Coronavirus: AYUSH Ministry approves study to test impact of Vasa, Guduchi on management of COVID-19
3Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia administered plasma therapy treatment at Max hospital