Tamil Nadu crosses 1,000-mark in terms of new coronavirus cases in one day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 31, 2020, 08.20 PM(IST)

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13 deaths have been recorded in the state in the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 173. 

Tamil Nadu has crossed 1000-mark in terms of new coronavirus cases in the past 24-hours, as per state Health Department's data said on Sunday. This has happened on the day when the state government decided to relax few lockdown restrictions. 

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According to the state Health Department's statement, 1,149 people, including 95 who had come from other states and foreign countries tested positive for coronavirus bringing the total tally of the state to 22,333.

The statement said that a total of 99,651 people have come to Tamil Nadu from other states of India and foreign countries and 1,570 persons have tested positive for coronavirus.

13 deaths have been recorded in the state in the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 173. 

India reported yet another day of a steep increase in the total number of positive cases as 8,380 new cases were in the last 24 hours, including 193 deaths reported.

Total toll of cases in the country is now at 1,82,143, including 89,995 active cases, 86,984 cured/discharged/migrated and 5,164 deaths. The figures were released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Maharashtra, which has been one of the worst-hit states in the country, reported yet another rise in the cases, as Mumbai alone recorded 1,510 new positive cases and 54 deaths. The total number of positive cases in Mumbai is now 38,220, including 1, 227 deaths, reported Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai.

As the nation is heading towards unlock 1.0 from lockdown 4.0, several states will be issuing their guidelines explaining the relaxations that will be brought in the first phase of unlocking the lockdown.

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