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.
33231 samples tested today, the highest number of #COVID19 tests conducted in a single day in Tamil Nadu. Total 861211 samples have been tested till date: State Health Department https://t.co/Fp9UZpzxk0
— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2020
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.