One dead, 76 more test corona positive in Tamil Nadu


Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported a spike in the number of persons who tested positive for coronavirus infection at 76.

According to the Health Department, the new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours takes the state’s total tally to 1,596.

While one person died taking the total number of persons dead due to Covid-19 to 18, the total number of discharged from various hospitals in the state went up to 635 persons.

Currently, 145 asymptomatic passengers from highly affected countries are being quarantined in quarantine facilities near airport and 1,917 are under hospital isolation.

Testing of 1,990 samples are under process. A total of 6,060 samples were tested on Tuesday.

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