With 765 new cases, TN’s Covid count crosses 16,000

With 765 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 count has shot past 16,000. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 16,277, according to the state health department.

With eight more deaths reported in the state since yesterday, the death toll also increased to 111, it said. There are currently 7,839 active patients since the outbreak.

Of the new cases reported, 39 patients were returnees from Maharashtra followed by one from Delhi and rest from other states. One patient who returned from Philippines and another from London (UK) were initially tested negative in the state but turned positive after exit, the state department said.

Totally eight Covid-19 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Sunday and all were from Chennai and its suburbs. Death toll now stands at 111, the release added. On a positive side, as many as 833 patients were discharged on Sunday after treatment.

Among the fresh cases, 39 were people who came from Maharashtra, two from West Bengal, and one each from Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Philippines, London and Dubai. Two men aged 45 and residents of Thiruparankundram were among the six who tested positive in Madurai on Sunday.

They used to work as security guards at a bank in Royapettah, Chennai.Eight deaths were reported on Sunday, taking the toll to 111. Six were from Chennai, while one was from Chengalpattu and the other  Tiruvallur.Seven of them suffered from co-morbid conditions.