TN reports 1,181 new COVID-19 cases

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Chennai, Dec 16 (PTI) Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported 1,181 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 8,02,342 and the death toll touched 11,931 with 12 more fatalities.

The active cases stood at 9,880 with 1,240 patients getting discharged from various hospitals and cumulatively 7,80,531 people have got cured till date.

As many as 73,015 samples were tested and in total 1,31,59,822 specimens have been examined under the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction method in 232 labs in the state.

Of the fresh cases, Chennai logged 341, nearby Chengelpet and Kancheepuram 74 and 40 respectively. The tally of 8.02 lakh plus cases include the state capital's 2,20,903, a health department bulletin said.

Those dead include 10 with co-morbidities and two with no chronic illness. The death toll of 11,931 covers Chennai's 3,931, the highest. PTI VGN BN WELCOME BN WELCOME