TN records 1 663 new COVID-19 cases 18 fatalities

Chennai, Nov 21 (PTI): Tamil Nadu added 1,663 new COVID-
19 cases on Saturday, taking the overall infection tally to
7,68,340, while 18 more fatalities took the toll to 11,586.
Recoveries continued to outnumber new infections with
2,133 people getting discharged from various health
facilities, totalling 7,43,838, a health department bulletin
Active cases stood at 12,916.
Tamil Nadu has been witnessing a decline in new COVID-19
infections since November 13, recording below 2,000 cases
since then.
The State capital logged 486 new cases, Chengalpet 116
and Coimbatore 148 while the rest were scattered across other
Six districts added new infections in single digits, the
bulletin said.
Of the 7.68 lakh plus infections reported in the State,
Chennai has accounted for 2,11,555 till date.
As many as 69,190 samples were tested, taking the overall
number of specimens examined to 1,14,70,429.
Of the 18 fatalities, 11 people died in government run
hospitals and seven in private health care facilities.
All the deceased had chronic illness or morbidities, the
bulletin said.
While the youngest victim was a 35-year-old man, the
eldest was a 93-year-old woman, who died of 'respiratory
Two private labs in Kancheepuram and Kovilpatti and a
government lab in Chennai received approval on Saturday for
COVID-19 testing, taking the overall number of such facilities
operating in the state to 217, the bulletin said. PTI VIJ APR

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