5,879 new Covid cases in TN; taly at 251,738


Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has reported 5,879 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 251,738, health officials said on Saturday.

The state has also reported 99 fresh fatalities, raising the toll to 4,034.

In a statement issued here, the health department said as many as 7,010 Covid patients were discharged from different haelthcare facilities taking the total number of recoveries to 190,966.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state after taking into account the cured and dead stands at 56,738.

The number of infected children in the state in the age group 0-12 went up to 12,536.

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