Chennai: Tamil Nadu on Sunday recorded 52 new Covid-19 infections, including three overseas returnees, taking the total caseload to 34,53,552. The death toll remained unchanged at 38,025 with zero fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours, a health department bulletin said.
Of the 52 new infections, 33 were men and 19 women. Recoveries grew to 34,15,193 with 28 more people getting discharged, leaving 334 active infections, the medical bulletin said.
Chennai accounted for the majority of new coronavirus infections with 34, followed by Chengalpet with five, while Pudukottai and Tiruvallur recorded two each. Coimbatore, Kancheepuram, Madurai, Salem, Thanjavur and Tiruchirappalli recorded one case each.
The state capital currently has 200 active infections, while the overall tally stood at 7,51,465 cases. A total of 18,858 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 6,60,55,191 to date.
Meanwhile, with 2,593 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 4,30,57,545, while the active cases increased to 15,873, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 5,22,193 with 44 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded as 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.