Tamil Nadu saw a marginal drop in cases on Wednesday with 3882 patients testing positive for Covid-19, total count to 94,049. On Tuesday, the State recorded 3943 cases.
The death toll too rose to 1264 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on Wednesday. Of the fresh cases, 2,182 were in Chennai, which recorded 2,000-plus infections for the third consecutive day.
With this, the city’s case tally went past 60,000, even as infections continued to surge in several parts of the State. Madurai reported 297 cases, taking its overall tally to 2,858. Chengalpattu recorded 226 fresh cases, followed by Salem with 162. Tiruvallur reported 147 cases and Ramanathapuram 100.
As of date, the State has a total of 39,856 active cases. While 52,926 persons have been discharged from hospitals so far, the death toll stands at 1,264.
Madurai overtook Chengalpattu to take the second spot with 297 infections. Chengalpattu reported 226 cases; Salem 162; Tiruvallur 147; Ramanathapuram 100 and the balance cases were distributed among other districts, including Kancheepuram (86) and Vellore (76). 31,521 samples were tested on Wednesday.
The total number of coronavirus patients in the state has increased to 94,049. The southern state is one of the worst-affected by COVID-19 pandemic after Maharashtra and Delhi.
At least 63 people have succumbed to death in Tamil Nadu today. The death toll in the state has risen to 1,264, according to the state health department. On the brighter side, over 52,000 coronavirus patients have recovered in the state.