Tamil Nadu reports 1,891 new COVID cases, 27 fatalities

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Chennai, July 21 (PTI): Tamil Nadu reported 1,891 new COVID-19 cases, including those of 16 returnees from outside the State, the Health Department said on Monday The new cases took the tally so far to 25,41,168, the department said. The number of fatalities in the last 24 hours was 27 and that added to the total of 33,809 till date, it said.

Recoveries eclipsed new infections with 2,423 people getting discharged, aggregating to 24,81,201 leaving 26,158 active cases, a bulletin said.

As many as 33 districts reported new infections in double-digits while 21 districts saw nil deaths.

Chennai added 138 new infections to the total of 5,36,623 and two deaths increased the number to 8,304 in the State capital.

Among districts, Coimbatore reported a maximum of 183 cases and Perambalur a minimum of 11.

A total of 1,41,248samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 3,59,68,166 till date.

Among the 27 deceased, 17 died in government hospitals and the rest in private ones.

Three people died without co-morbidity or pre-existing illnesses, the bulletin said. PTI VIJ NVG NVG

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