Tamil Nadu: Three more COVID-19 deaths, toll 74; 477 new cases

State health minister C Vijaya Baskar said that Chennai continues to lead with the majority of positive cases among districts at 332

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The Tamil Nadu health department has issued a new set of travel guidelines for domestic and international passengers entering the state, as COVID-19 cases increase in the state. Photo: PTI

Three people succumbed to COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Saturday (May 16) while 477 tested positive, taking the infection tally to 10,585, the state health department said.

The fatalities include a 74-year-old man. With this, the death toll in the state has risen to 74, state health minister C Vijaya Baskar said.

Chennai continues to lead with the majority of positive cases among districts at 332, he said.

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Briefing reporters, the minister said of the 477 newly infected, 93 were those who arrived from other countries and states.

According to him, 10,535 samples were tested on Saturday, he said.

Baskar said the State has been witnessing a decline in the number of positive cases in the last few days.

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