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Tamil Nadu becomes third worst-hit State

Tamil Nadu becomes third worst-hit State
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Chennai has posted its biggest daily increase in Covid-19 cases so far as 509 new infections were reported on Sunday, reflecting the continuation of the recent trend of high number of new infections every day.

Chennai: Chennai has posted its biggest daily increase in Covid-19 cases so far as 509 new infections were reported on Sunday, reflecting the continuation of the recent trend of high number of new infections every day.The case tally from the city accounted for 76 per cent of the 669 new cases in Tamil Nadu as the state's total case count crossed the 7,000 mark, becoming the third state to breach the figure after Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Of the 669 who have been infected, 412 were men and 257 were women, officials said. Totally, 7,204 people have been infected in the state till date, the health bulletin said.A 55-year-old and a 59-year old man, both admitted to government medical colleges in Chennai, and a 74-year old man, who was treated at nearby Chengelpet government hospital, succumbed to Covid-19, taking the state's overall death toll to 47.

While 135 people were discharged following recovery from various hospitals in the State, the aggregate number of those who have overcome the illness caused by the virus stood at 1,959, the health department said.The total number of cases in Chennai, which has emerged as one of the biggest hotspots in the country, touched 3,839. The capital accounts for more than half of the state's cases.

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