Tamil Nadu adds 5,697 new Covid-19 cases, state tally at 514,208

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a nasal sample from a woman at a local health center to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease, at the Darya ganj area in New Delhi on Mond
Tamil Nadu reported 5,697 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The new cases include 989 from Chennai alone.

According to the State Health Department, in the last 24 hours, 78,711  persons were tested and 5735 patients were discharged across the state.

The total number of cases in the state now stands at 514,208, while 458,900 patients have been cured and discharged.

Sixty eight new deaths were reported in the state in the last 24 hours, taking the total fatalities to 8,502.

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