COVID-19: TN reports highest single-day spike with 4,343 new cases

Tamil Nadu reported 4,343 new COVID-19 cases today taking the state tally to 98,392

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Tamil Nadu reported 4,343 new COVID-19 cases today (July 2), the highest single-day spike so far, taking the tally to 98,392. A total of 57 COVID-19 patients succumbed to the infection today, with the death toll standing at 1,321, till date.

According to the state health bulletin, out of the 4,343 new cases reported today, 6 were passengers who recently returned to the state from other countries, while, 67 were passengers who had returned from other states of India.

The state has a total of 41,047 active COVID-19 cases, while 56,021 patients have been discharged after treatment, so far. 3,095 patients were discharged today after being treated from various hospitals across the state.

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The state ramped up its COVID-19 testing capacity which has resulted in increasing number of new COVID-19 cases being reported on a daily basis.

Today, a total of 33,488 samples were tested. State capital Chennai reported a total of 2,027 COVID-19 cases today, followed by 171 cases in Chengalpattu, 273 in Madurai, 137 in Vellore, 127 in Ranipet, 164 in Thiruvallur, 167 in Thiruvannamalai, 133 in Kallakurichi.

Districts such as Ariyalur, Namakkal, Thirupathur were among those which recorded the least number of cases, being just zero, or one, two each.

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Till July 2, Chennai has recorded a total of 62,598 COVID-19 cases, followed by districts such as Chengalpattu with 5,807 cases, Thiruvannamalai with 2,029 cases, Vellore with 1,521 cases, Thiruvallur with 4,167 cases, Madurai with 3,133 cases, Kancheepuram with 2,151 cases.

Meanwhile, a total number of 45 patients have died due to comorbidities in the state. Tamil Nadu has a total of 91 functional COVID-19 testing facilities, out of which, 48 are government entities, while 43 are private facilities.

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