TN conducts most number of COVID-19 tests in a day; records highest spike

Tamil Nadu reported the single highest-day spike with 2,396 new COVID-19 cases today, and also tested 33,231 samples, the most number of COVID-19 tests in a single day.

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Tamil Nadu reported 2,396 new COVID-19 cases today (June 20), the highest single-day spike of positive cases in the state, so far. The state also tested as many as 33,231 samples today, the highest number of COVID-19 tests conducted in a single day, till now.

38 more patients succumbed to the infection today, taking the death toll to 7044, according to the state health bulletin. The state tally of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases now stands at 56, 845.

The single highest-day spike of COVID-19 cases in the state, is a result of the high testing conducted in one day.

Out of the 2,396 COVID-19 cases confirmed today, 15 patients were passengers who returned from other countries, while 49 patients were passengers who returned to the state from other states of India.


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The state tested 33,231 samples today, taking the total number of samples tested till date, to 8,61,211.

State capital Chennai reported 1,256 COVID-19 cases today, followed by Chengalpattu with 180 cases, Thiruvallur with 131 cases, Thiruvannamalai with 135 cases.

Tamil Nadu has a total of 85 functioning COVID-19 testing centres, out of which, 45 are government and 40 are private entities.