Chennai, Jun 8 : Tamil Nadu on Monday reported a record of 1,562 fresh COVID-19 positive cases, taking the tally to 33,229 and the death toll increased to 286 with 17 more fatalities. This is for the second consecutive day that the fresh cases crossed the grim mark of 1,500 ever since the outbreak of the virus in Tamil Nadu.
Health department in its bulletin said of the total 17 deaths, 14 patients succumbed to the virus in government hospitals and three in private hospitals. As many as 528 patients were discharged after treatment during the last 24 hours and so far a total of 17,527 infected people have been cured. Presently, there were 15,413 patients being treated including those in isolation wards and all of them were under active medical supervision.
A total number of 5,80,768 persons were tested till date that included today's 14,454 people, the bulletin said. Of the total 286 deaths so far, 224 were reported in Chennai alone, followed by Chengalpattu 15, Thiruvallur 14, Kancheepuram 5, Madurai, Vellore and Villupuram 3 each, Dindigul, Theni, Thiruvannamalai and Thoothukudi 2 each, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Erode, Kanyakumari, Namakkal, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Ranipet, Tirunelveli, Tiruchirapalli and Airport Quarantine 1 each.
Chennai continued to top Coronavirus infections in the state, as the overall positive cases increased to 23,298. Next to Chennai, the Chengalpattu district registered 1,988 COVID-19 positive cases, followed by Thiruvallur 1,386, Kancheepuram 534, Thiruvannamalai 503, Cuddalore 491,Tirunelveli 390, Villupuram 384, Ariyalur 381 and Thoothukudi 355. The rest of the positive cases were reported from other places in the state.
The bulletin said a total number of 6,07,952 samples of persons have been taken and sent for testing till date of which 33,229 people tested positive and 5,74,209 persons tested negative, while testing of 514 samples of people were under process, the bulletin added. (UNI)