A patient is being brought to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. Photo by L R Shankar
CHENNAI: The state reported 21,228 new cases and 144 deaths on Tuesday pushing the case tally to 12.4 lakh and the death toll to 14,612.
There were 1.25 lakh active cases in the state on Tuesday evening.
While 32 districts reported more than 100 cases, deaths were reported from 28 of them. Chennai reported 36 deaths, followed by15 in Salem, 12 in Tiruvallur and 11 in Vellore.
Chennai also reported the highest number of new cases — 6,228 cases — followed by 1,608 in Chengalpet and 1,509 in Coimbatore and 1,152 cases in Tiruvallur.
While Madurai and Ranipet reported 784 and 747 cases respectively, Salem reported 624 cases.
Kancheepuram, Erode and Kanyakumari added 594, 585 and 526 cases respectively.