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10 of 13 deaths, 70 per cent of 1,149 cases from Chennai

On the day when the government announced several relaxations for the next phase of lockdown, Tamil Nadu’s number of COVID cases on Sunday crossed the 1,000-mark with 1,149 more testing positive for the virus. The State’s tally now stands at 22,333 of which 14,802 cases are from Chennai.

10 of 13 deaths, 70 per cent of 1,149 cases from Chennai


The State currently has 9,400 active cases, of which about 72 per cent are in Chennai, which accounts for 6,781 active cases currently.

Of the total number of cases reported on Sunday, 804 cases were reported from the city. Among other districts, 85 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, while Tiruvallur and Tiruvannamalai reported 47 and 43 cases respectively. 16 cases were reported in Kancheepuram, while Salem and Madurai reported 13 and 10 cases respectively. Ramanathapuram reported 6 cases and Cuddalore recorded 5 new positive cases.

Kanniyakumari and Tiruchy recorded 3 cases each, while 2 cases were reported in Virudhunagar. One case each was reported in Nagapattinam, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Ranipet, Thanjavur, Sivaganga, Tiruvarur, Vellore and Villupuram. Currently, there are no active cases in Coimbatore, The Nilgiris, Namakkal and Tiruppur.

As many as 13 deaths were reported on Sunday, of which 10 of them werereported in Chennai, and one each in Madurai, Namakkal and Kancheepuram.

With this, the total number of deaths has reached 173, of which 129 were in Chennai. With 757 patients getting discharged on Sunday alone, 12,757 people have been discharged so far after successfully defeating the virus.

A total of 99,651 passengers have entered Tamil Nadu by various modes of travel as on May 30, out of which 1,570 have tested positive for COVID-19. At least 20 passengers who have come from other States in domestic flights have tested positive.

So far, the State has tested 4,91,962 samples and 12,807 alone on Sunday. Over 6,000 suspected individuals are also under treatment in COVID isolation wards.

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