Tamil Nadu Reports 26,533 New Covid Cases; 5,246 In Chennai

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu also saw 28,156 recoveries in the last 24 hours, pushing the state's recovery count to 30,29,961.

Tamil Nadu Reports 26,533 New Covid Cases; 5,246 In Chennai

Tamil Nadu currently has 2,11,863 active cases of coronavirus. (Representational)

Chennai:

Tamil Nadu on Friday added 26,533 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the caseload to 32,79,284, while 48 more deaths took the death count to 37,460, the health department said.

Recoveries eclipsed new infections with 28,156 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 30,29,961 leaving 2,11,863 active infections, a medical bulletin said.

Chennai accounted for the majority of new coronavirus infections with 5,246 followed by Coimbatore 3,448, Tiruppur 1,779, Chengalpet 1,662, Salem 1,387, Erode 1,261, while the remaining was spread across other districts.

A total of 1,45,376 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 6,13,46,285, the bulletin said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

.