Covid-19 crisis: Tamil Nadu reports 1,149 positive cases on Sunday

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The total number of Covid-19 cases in the state now stands at 22,333. Nearly 12,757 have been cured discharged, while 173 succumbed to the virus
Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported 1,149 new Covid-19 cases, of which around 804 were from Chennai. The total number of cases in Tamil Nadu has crossed the 22,000 mark with the latest addition.

The state government said that 757 patients were discharged and 13 new Covid-19 deaths were reported. 

The total number of Covid-19 cases now stands at 22,333. Nearly 12,757 have been cured, while 173 have succumbed to the virus till date.

The state health department said of the 1,149 persons tested positive for coronavirus, 95 persons had come from other states and foreign countries.

According to the statement, a total of 99,651 persons had come to Tamil Nadu from other Indian states and overseas till May 30 and 1,570 persons had tested positive for coronavirus.

Chennai with its high density of population continued to see the highest number of infections at 804 in a single day taking the tally to 14,802 followed by Chengalpattu district with 1,177 cases as it reported 85 coronavirus cases on Sunday. Tiruvallur has registered 948 cases while Kancheepuram has 407.

On Sunday 12,807 samples were tested taking the total to 491,000. Testing of 689 samples is underway.

The number of infected children in the age group 0-12 has gone up to 1,286.

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