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TN: 5,986 persons tested positive for Covid-19 virus

Chennai | Updated on August 20, 2020 Published on August 20, 2020

A record high of 75,076 samples were tested for Coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Tamil Nadu even as another 5,986 persons tested positive for the virus to take the tally to 3,61,435. After 5,742 Covid-19 patients were discharged, the number of patients who recovered from the virus crossed the 3 lakh mark to a total of 3,01,913, Another 116 died today leaving the number of active cases at 53,283.

In Chennai, another 1,177 infections were reported; 1,132 patients were discharged; 22 deaths were reported and that left the active cases in the city at 12,287.

Among the districts, the maximum number of cases was reported in Chengalpattu (462); Coimbatore (397); Cuddalore (270); Dindigul (134); Kancheerpuram (291); Kanyakumari (123); Pudukottai (102); Ranipet (145); Salem (359); Tenkasi (132); Thanjavur (117); Theni (233); Thiruvallur (393); Tiruvannamalai (109); Tirunelveli (176); Trichy (128); Vellore (124) and Virudhunagar (147), says a health bulletin.

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Published on August 20, 2020
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