With record 1927 fresh Covid-19 cases, Tamil Nadu's case count crosses 36,000

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Jun 10, 2020, 07:53 PM(IST)

Coronavirus in Chennai Photograph:( ANI )

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Today, the state recorded its highest single-day rise in confirmed Covid-19 patients since the outbreak, taking the tally beyond 36,000. 

Tamil Nadu continued to get record spikes of over 1,500 daily novel coronavirus cases emerging in last 24 hours.

Today, the state recorded its highest single-day rise in confirmed Covid-19 patients since the outbreak, taking the tally beyond 36,000. 

In its highest single-day spike, Tamil Nadu registers 1927 new cases and 19 deaths

A total of 17,675 samples were tested, taking the total number of specimens examined so far to 6,38,846.

Of the fresh infections, Chennai accounted for 1,392 cases as its tally alone touched 25,937.

With the state recording 1,500 plus cases for the fourth successive day, the cumulative tally of positive cases stood at 36,841 with 17,179 active cases.

Those dead included a 38-year old man and he was among 15 people with comorbidities.

Meanwhile, the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 7745 in India, while the number of cases climbed to 2,76,583 after the country registered 279 fatalities and a record single-day spike of 9,985 cases on Wednesday as per the Union Health Ministry data.

(With inputs from PTI)

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