Tamil Nadu recorded 4,328 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 48,196. 3,035 patients were discharged following treatment. With this, the total number of reported cases in the state is at 1,42,798 while 92,567 patients have since recovered. 66 patients succumbed to the disease.
While 3,035 others, who tested positive earlier and were admitted to hospital were discharged on Monday, 66 patients succumbed to the disease.
Other districts which saw a spike in numbers include Madurai- 464 cases, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur – over 300 cases, Chengalpet- 219. Number of cases in districts including Kanyakumari, Ranipet, Salem, Theni, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Villupuram and others are over 100.
The state is the second-most affected state across the country after Maharashtra. While 3,035 patients have been discharged, as many as 666 people have lost their lives due to the pandemic in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases currently stands at 1,42,798, including 92,567 discharged case.
Madurai, one of the hotspot districts where lockdown has been extended till July 14, recorded 464 new cases on Monday. Eight districts recorded over 100 new COVID-19 cases.
As per the health bulletin, Chennai has the highest number of active cases (16,601), followed by Madurai (3,803), Chengalpattu (3,589), Tiruvallur (2,647) and Kancheepuram (2,573).
With the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, Tamil Nadu Government on Monday decided to extend the suspension of bus services till July 31. The state government had earlier suspended the bus services till July 15.
The state reported 4,244 new cases in the last 24 hours while 3,617 patients have recovered and 68 persons lost their lives due to the virus.