It is that time of the day when the official number of the COVID-19 cases are released and May 18th has again given out high numbers. The numbers are still very high, especially in Chennai. The official numbers of #COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus cases in Tamil Nadu are out and we have it for you. The last 24 hours show that Tamil Nadu has had 536 new cases of COVID positive being reported, taking the overall total to 11,760! Of these, 364 new cases have been identified in Chennai alone, taking the district's total to 7,117, with Chengalpattu having 43 cases, Tiruvallur registering 19 new cases and Kancheepuram recording 17!
There have been 3 new COVID related deaths in Tamil Nadu in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 81. As of now, Chennai is the biggest hotspot in the state and has 7,117 cases registered. The total number of active cases in entire Tamil Nadu, stands at 7,270! The number of recoveries has seen a record high today, with 234 new recoveries and discharges and the total number of recovered people is now at 4,406. There have been 11,121 samples tested, in the past 24 hours alone, taking the total tests to 337,841! Following the lockdown being extended till May 31st, the TN Government has today extended the time for TASMAC wine shops to be open, till 7:00 pm!
We urge all our readers, viewers and subscribers to follow all the government mandated guidelines and stay safe at home! Break the chain and flatten the curve!
Check out the district-wise infected cases and detailed stats of recovered people here:
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