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Tamil Nadu records highest spike with 3,509 new cases

Tamil Nadu recorded its highest spike to date with 3,509 new confirmed cases reported on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 70,977.

Chennai reported 1,834 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 47,640. Tamil Nadu recorded 45 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 911.

As of Thursday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 30,064; 43,835 males, 27,122 females and 20 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 10,08,974 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 32,543 samples sent today.

The state discharged 2236 patients following treatment today, putting the total number of discharged patients at 39,999.