While 46,969 persons are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu, 3,617 patients were discharged on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu records over 4000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs with 1168 in ChennaiImage for representation/PTI
Coronavirus Coronavirus Monday, July 13, 2020 - 09:07

Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 tally rose by 4,244 fresh cases on July 12, taking the state’s total tally to 1,38,470.

While the state capital Chennai reported 1,168 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, other districts continued to report high numbers. This includes Kancheepuram with 385 new cases, Madurai with 319, Chengalpattu with 245, Thiruvallur with 232 and Virudhunagar with 246 new COVID-19 cases. Other districts that reported over 100 new COVID-19 cases include Vellore and Thiruvannamalai (151 each), Thoothukudi (136), Tirunelveli (131), Coimbatore (117), Theni (115) and Kanyakumari (104).

Keeping in mind the increasing number of cases in Madurai, the state government has declared an extension of the complete lockdown in the district by another two days, that is, till July 14 midnight.

Tamil Nadu tested 41,325 persons just on July 12 and as on date, the state has tested 15,42,234 persons in total.

Active Cases

Currently, 46,969 persons are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu, of which, 17,469 are in Chennai. Other districts with a high number of active COVID-19 cases include Chengalpattu (3,434), Madurai (3,372), Kancheepuram (2,235), Thiruvallur (2,514), Ramanathapuram (1,055), Theni (1,103), Thiruvannamalai (1,313), Thoothukudi (1,199), Vellore (1,728) and Virudhunagar (1,138).

Over 3,000 recoveries

A total number of 3,617 patients were discharged on July 12, taking the total recoveries in the state to 89,532. Chennai reported maximum discharges with 1,668 patients leaving hospitals or completing home isolation, followed by Madurai. A total number of 787 patients were discharged from hospitals or completed home isolation on July 12. District-wise, 170 patients from Chengalpattu got discharged, 169 from Salem and 140 from Thiruvallur.

Thirty-eight deaths

The state reported 38 deaths in government institutions and 22 deaths in private institutions. Of this, eight deaths were of persons with no comorbidities. In private hospitals, a 64-year-old and 48-year-old in Chengalpattu and a 58-year-old from Chennai succumbed to COVID-19. Deaths in government institutions without comorbidities include a 31-year-old from Chengalpattu, a 55-year-old from Kancheepuram, a 57-year-old from Theni, a 58-year-old from Chennai and 38-year-old from Thiruvallur.

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