Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News December 18, 19 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 1134 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 8,04,650. Among these, Chennai reported 341 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,21,587. The state recorded 12 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 11,954. All 12 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 1170 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 7,82,915.
As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 9781. Till date, 4,86,202 males, 3,18,414 females and 34 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.
According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 1,33,10,701 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 75,347 samples having been sent yesterday. There are 234 COVID-19 testing facilities in the state, out of which 67 are government and 167 are private facilities.