TN's active COVID-19 cases fall below 18,000

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Chennai, Nov 13 (PTI) After several months, Tamil Nadu's daily fresh coronvirus cases were less than 2,000 on Friday, as the active cases dropped below 18,000.

With the addition of 1,939 fresh infections, the cumulative tally of the virus-infected clocked 7,54,460, even as the number of persons cured climbed to 7,25,258 with 2,572 discharges today.

Subsequently, the number of active cases in the state was 17,748, according to a Health department bulletin.

The state registered 14 deaths, seven each in government and private hospitals, while the total number of fatalities was 11,454, the bulletin said.

Two of the deceased had no co-morbidities, it said, adding, among the 14 victims was a 94 year-old man who had issues including hemorrhagic stroke.

Chennai topped the list of fresh infections at 512, followed by Coimbatore (179) and Chengalpattu with 145 new cases.

Many districts returned cases in double digits, while as Tenkasi logged just three, according to the bulletin.

The total number of samples tested by RT-PCR so far was 1,09,37,407. Tamil Nadu does not use Rapid Antigen Diagnostic Tests (RADT), it said.

The state had 208 testing facilities, including 142 private labs. PTI SA BN WELCOME BN WELCOME