53 COVID-19 deaths in Tamil Nadu, toll mounts to 757

South India

Tamil Nadu has reported 53 COVID-19 related fatalities taking the toll in the state to 757 on Sunday, June 21.

The state also saw 2,532 more people testing positive for the virus. This has pushed the cumulative total to 59,377, according to the health department.

With the government enhancing its measures on testing of samples, the state reported its highest ever single day spike of 2,532 fresh cases on Sunday, PTI reported.

Following the addition of 2,532 cases, the total number of those affected in the state nears 60,000 at 59,377 cases in the state.

The number of recoveries also witnessed a quantum jump on Sunday with 1,438 people getting discharged after treatment totalling 32,754 so far, the news agency said citing the bulletin.

The state has been reporting over 2,000 cases over the last few days. According to the bulletin, 31,401 people were tested on Sunday alone taking the overall figures in the state to 892,612.

This is the second consecutive day in which the testing of people has surpassed 30,000 mark.

On Saturday, the department reported testing of 33,231 samples. With the government attributing dense population as one of the reasons for the state capital reporting higher number of cases among the districts, Chennai continued to witness largest number of infections with 1,493 people having contracted the disease on Sunday, the bulletin said.

The number of active cases in Tamil Nadu stands at 25,863.

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