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    State reports 5,697 fresh cases; 68 deaths take toll to 8,502


    5,735 individuals discharged; Chennai’s general case tally crosses 1.5 lakh

    Comprehensive care: Healthcare professionals attending to a patient at King Institute in Guindy, Chennai.

    Comprehensive care: Health care experts taking care of a client at King Institute in Guindy, Chennai.|Photo Credit:



    5,735 individuals released; Chennai’s overall case tally crosses 1.5 lakh

    Tamil Nadu reported 5,697 fresh COVID-19 cases and 68 more deaths on Tuesday. Chennai reported 989 cases and Coimbatore485 The cases surged in Tiruppur as 262 persons checked positive.

    So far, a total of 5,14,208 persons have actually evaluated positive in the State. Chennai’s overall tally of cases crossed 1.50 lakh and toll stood at 3,004

    Another 5,735 individuals were discharged following treatment. With this, 4.58 lakh persons have actually been discharged in the State.

    The State’s toll touched 8,502 Of the 68 deaths reported on Tuesday, 40 took place at federal government medical facilities and 28 at private medical facilities. Twelve individuals passed away in Chennai, 9 in Salem and five each in Cuddalore and Tiruvallur.

    Among the 8 individuals who died of COVID-19 and had no co-morbidities were four in their 40 s. Among them was a 40- year-old guy from Tiruvannamalai who passed away at the Tiruvannamalai Medical College Hospital on September 12 owing to viral pneumonia, COVID-19 pneumonia and respiratory failure.

    A 42- year-old guy passed away at the Rajah Muthiah Medical College Health Center, Chidambaram, on September 13 owing to severe breathing distress syndrome and COVID-19 pneumonia.

    As on Tuesday, a total of 46,806 individuals were under treatment. Chennai’s active cases dropped to 9,883 with the discharge of 1,530 individuals.

    Chengalpattu continued to report a high variety of cases with 324 individuals testing positive. There were 292 cases (consisting of one imported case) in Salem, 283 in Tiruvallur and 268 in Cuddalore. Kancheepuram and Tiruvannamalai reported 198 and 189 cases respectively. Ten other districts reported 100- plus cases. They consisted of Erode, 135, Thanjavur, 160, Vellore, 134, Villupuram, 134, Tiruvarur,129, and Nagapattinam,111

    A total of 80,623 samples were checked in the last 24 hours. The overall number of samples checked up until now has crossed 60 lakh.

    U.T. toll crosses 400

    COVID-19 deaths in Puducherry breached the 400- mark on Tuesday, with 11 deaths and 380 new cases tape-recorded in the last 24 hours.

    The capital reported 10 deaths and Yanam one. The toll rose to 405.

    The clients remained in the 38 to 80 age bracket. The gradually increasing case death rate stood at 1.97%.



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