Tamilnadu continued to witness a sharp rise on the new COVID-19 infections by adding 13,776 new cases to the caseload of 10,51,487 while 78 fatalities took the toll to 13,395, the Health Department said.
The State saw 95,048 active infections while recoveries mounted to 9,43,044 today with 8,078 patients being discharged.
The State capital continued to constitute the bulk of the total cases accounting for 3,842 new infections, totalling 3,01,541 till date. It leads in the number of fatalities too with 4,512 people succumbing to the virus.
The number of samples tested on Friday were 1,25,593, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined so far to 2,17,54,456. Besides Chennai, as many as 30 districts have clocked new infections in triple digits.
Among the 78 deceased, 12 of them, including a 27- year-old woman from Tenkasi, was the youngest victim to succumb to the virus without any pre-existing illness. The patient who was admitted on 20 April died the next day at a government medical college hospital due to acute respiratory failure.