Aug 20 - TN COVID Update: 5986 New Cases | 116 New Deaths | Total - 361,435 Cases & 6239 Deaths
Galatta | Aug 20, 2020, 06:00 pm
It is that time of the day when the official numbers of the COVID-19 cases are released and here we bring it for you along with a comprehensive round-up of all the details! The numbers have been remaining steadily high over the past couple of days! The last 24 hours show that Tamil Nadu has had 5986 new cases of COVID positive being reported, taking the overall total to 361,435! Of these, 1177 new cases have been identified in Chennai alone, taking the district's total to 121,450! Kancheepuram has recorded 291 new cases and the district has now registered a total of 14842, while 2575 of them are currently active! Chengalpattu has recorded 22286 total cases of which 2628 are currently active and Thiruvallur has recorded a total of 21402 cases with 3921 of them being currently active. Chengalpattu alone has recorded 462 new cases in the last 24 hours, while Thiruvallur registered 393 new cases and Salem has recorded 359 new cases!
There have been 116 new COVID related deaths in Tamil Nadu in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 6239. The number of deaths per day has now finally come down below 120 for the last two days! As of now, Chennai is the district with the most number of COVID cases recorded so far, in the state and has 121,450 cases registered. The total number of active cases in entire Tamil Nadu, stands at 53,283 while the number of active cases in Chennai alone stands at 12,287! There have been 5742 new recoveries and discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recovered people to 301,913. There have been 75,076 new samples tested, in the past 24 hours alone, taking the total tests to 3,988,599 tests, which is still the highest for any state in our country! This also marks the highest number of samples ever tested for a single day!
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Check out the district-wise infected cases and detailed stats of recovered people here: