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7 dead, 776 test positive in TN for coronavirus

Chennai: As many as 776 people tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 13,967, said the state Health Department on Thursday.

According to the state government, seven Covid-19 patients died thereby increasing the death toll to 94.

Included in the new infections are 87 persons who had arrived from overseas (Chicago 6, Muscat and Maldives – 1 each) and from other states (Maharashtra 76, Kerala, West Bengal and Delhi -1 each)

The number of Covid-19 patients who were cured and discharged on Thursday was 400 and the total is 6,282.

According to the government a total of 12,464 samples were tested taking the total to over 3.72 lakh to date. The testing of 667 samples is under process.

The state capital Chennai continued to see the highest number of infections at 567 taking the total tally to 8,795.

The number of infected children in the age group 0-12 went up to 856. The total number of active cases in Tamil Nadu stands at 7,588.