With 601 new Covid-19 cases getting reported in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, the state’s virus count reached 12,448. Now, the southern state has the most number of Covid-19 cases after Maharashtra, which has cases over 37,000. Gujarat is the third most-affected Indian state by the virus. On Tuesday, Gujarat recorded 395 Covid-19 cases bringing the state’s tally to 12,141.
Three more deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 84, said the state’s health department.
There are 7,466 active cases in the southern state at the moment. With 489 patients getting discharged on Tuesday, the total number of recoveries reached 4,895.
Among the new cases found in the last 24 hours, 23 of them are those who have returned from Dubai.
There are 13 others from Dubai, Kuwait and Malaysia who initially tested negative but turned positive during an exit test on Tuesday.
One person who returned from Maldives also tested positive on Tuesday.
49 people who returned from Maharashtra also tested positive for virus in Tamil Nadu. So far 332,352 people have been tested in the state, of whom 9,844 were tested on Tuesday.
There are 63 functioning Covid-19 testing facilities in the state.
News Source: Livemint