TN reports 452 new COVID-19 infections, three fatalities

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Chennai, Feb 21 (PTI) Tamil Nadu logged 452 new COVID-19 cases and three more fatalities, taking the caseload to 8,48,275 and the toll to 12,460, the health department said on Sunday.

Recoveries eclipsed new infections with 460 people being discharged, taking the cumulative number to 8,31,706, leaving 4,109 active cases.

Chennai accounted for the maximum infections with 154, taking the city's total to 2,34,345 till date.

The metropolis also accounted for a little over one-third of the COVID-19 fatalities at 4,138 deaths.

Two of the three deceased, including a 40-year old man from Chennai, did not have any pre-existing morbidity.

The individual admitted on February 18 died on the same day due to COVID pneumonia/respiratory failure, the department said.

A total of 50,148 samples were tested on Sunday, taking the overall specimens examined so far to 1,71,20,745.

Two individuals who tested positive today included returnees from Karnataka, the bulletin said. PTI VIJ VS VS