Chennai: Tamil Nadu has got 4,807 fresh coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours while 3,049 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, the State Health Department said on Saturday.
In a statement issued here, the department said with 4,807 persons testing Covid positive in the last 24 hours the total number of patients in the state has gone up to 165,714 with 49,452 active cases.
The number of people who have recovered from the infection also went up to 113,856 as 3,049 patients were discharged from hospitals. However, 88 deaths took the death toll to 2,403.
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 with 1,219 fresh cases and a total of 84,398 cases. The active cases in the city were recorded to be 14,997 while 1,116 people have recovered from the infection.