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Chennai, July 18, 2020
Tamil Nadu today reported new highs of 88 deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and 4,807 cases of infection, official sources said here today.
With these, the death toll in the state has risen to 2,403 and the total number of cases has gone up to 1,65,714, next only to the worst-hit Maharashtra among all states in India.
A bulletin from the Health and Family Welfare Department of the Tamil Nadu Government said the number of active cases in the state, as of today was 49,452.
As many as 3,049 patients were discharged from hospitals today, taking the total number of those who have recovered to 113,856, the bulletin said.
The number of infected children in the state in the age group 0-12 went up to 8,251.
The state capital Chennai continued to lead in COVID-19 cases in the state with 1,219 fresh cases and a total of 84,398 cases so far. The active cases in the city were recorded to be 14,997 while 1,116 people were discharged from hospitals today.
The city accounted for 31 of the 88 deaths reported today, the bulletin added.