108 die, 5,603 new cases in TN

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108 die, 5,603 new cases in TN

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Though Tamil Nadu lost 108 of its citizens to Covid-19 and 5,063 new persons testing positive for the pandemic on Tuesday, the day had some encouraging news too.

Across the State, 6,501 persons were discharged from hospitals and left for their homes getting cured of Covid-19. Till date a total of 2.08 lakh persons have been cured of the pandemic.

While the State had 56, 698 active cases on Monday, the numbers came down to 55, 152 by Tuesday evening, said the bulletin issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

The 125 laboratories across the State tested 52,955 persons on Tuesday, establishing Tamil Nadu’s lead over all other States in testing maximum number of persons.

The situation in Chennai showed some improvement as the number of persons tested positive for the pandemic came down to 1,023. There is a strong feeling that situation in Chennai is gradually improving. But the same could not be said about the three neighboring districts of the Metropolis. Chengalpet (245), Kancheepuram (220) and Thiruvallur (358) remained areas of concern similar to Virudhunagar in south (424).

If the numbers in the three neighboring districts of Chennai hold on like this for some more days or they come down further, that would bring cheer to the minds of policy makers in Fort Saint George (Tamil Nadu Secretariat).

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