It is that time of the day when the official number of the COVID-19 cases are released and May 8th has again overtaken the previous day's numbers. After a single day of slowing down, today's numbers are once again high! The numbers are high, especially in Chennai, which has again recorded the highest infected day so far. The official numbers of #COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus cases in Tamil Nadu are out and we have it for you. The numbers just seem to be having spike after spike with each passing day and in the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu has had 600 new cases of COVID positive being reported, taking the overall total to 6,009! Of this, 399 new cases have been identified in Chennai alone, taking the district's total to 3,043, with Tiruvallur registering 75 new cases, Cuddalore registering 34 cases and Chengalpattu 26!
There have been 3 new COVID related deaths in Tamil Nadu in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 40. As of now, Chennai is the biggest hotspot in the state and has 3,043 cases registered, of which 2,644 are active. The total number of active cases in entire Tamil Nadu, stands at 4,361, thus leaving the number of active cases significantly higher than the number of cases recovered! The number of recoveries has been moderate, with just 58 new recoveries and discharges and the total number of recovered people is now at 1,605. There have been 13,980 samples tested, in the past 24 hours alone, taking the total tests to 216,416! Tamil Nadu has crossed Maharashtra to become the state with the highest number of COVID tests in India. The numbers have now crossed 6000 in Tamil Nadu and 3000 in Chennai.
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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