Covid-19: Tamil Nadu records 5,879 fresh cases, 99 deaths

Tamil Nadu's tally now stands at 2,51,738 cases and 4,034 deaths, said the health department bulletin

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A health worker holds collected swab samples for COVID-19 test | File Photo: PTI

With 5,879 new Covid-19 cases, Tamil Nadu reported a slight dip in daily infections on Saturday (August 1). As many 99 new deaths were recorded across the state.

Counting these in, the state’s tally now stands at 2,51,738 cases and 4,034 deaths, said the health department bulletin. The number of active cases is 56,738.

As many as 7,010 previously-infected patients were discharged on Saturday, taking the cumulative recoveries to 1,90,27.

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Chennai recorded 1,074 fresh cases, surpassing a grim milestone of one lakh mark to touch 1,00,877.

On Thursday, Tamil Nadu reported 5,864 new cases while on Friday it was 5,881 new infections.

(With inputs from agencies)

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