Tamil Nadu reported 5,569 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking its tally of cases to 5,36,477. A total of 5,556 persons were discharged from hospitals after treatment.
With the total number of recoveries at 4,81,273, the State’s recovery rate now stands at 89.7%. There are 46,453 active cases in the State as of Saturday.
A total of 66 persons succumbed to the infection, according to the media bulletin, taking the State’s toll to 8,751. Thirty-six of the deaths occured in government hospitals and the remaining 30 in private facilities.
Chennai reported the highest number of cases, 987, followed by Coimbatore at 565. Chengalpattu (293), Cuddalore (289), Salem (286), and Tiruvallur (282) had more than 200 cases. Another 12 districts reported over 100 cases.
According to the bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department, 56 of the deceased had co-morbidities. Fifty…