Chennai: As many as 2,516 persons tested positive for coronavirus and 39 Covid-19 patients died in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, said the State Health Department on Tuesday.
In a statement issued here, the Health Department said 2,516 persons turned Covid-19 patients in Tamil Nadu taking the total tally to 64,603.
According to the statement, 39 Covid-19 patients died taking the death toll to 833.
A total of 1,227 Covid-19 patients were cured and were discharged from various hospitals. The total number of cured patients in the state as on Sunday stands at 35,339.
Taking into account the cured patients and the number of persons who died due to the virus the total number of active cases in Tamil Nadu stands at 28,428.
The number of infected children in the state in the age group 0-12 went up to 3,188.
The state capital Chennai continued to head the Covid-19 infection table with 1,380 persons testing positive for the virus and the total tally stands at 44,203.