Chennai, May 12 (IANS) As many as 716 people tested coronavirus positive taking the tally to 8,718, and eight died raising Covid-19 toll to 61 in the past 24 hours in Tamil Nadu, the state Health Department said here on Tuesday.
During the day, 83 Covid-19 patients were discharged in the state taking the total to 2,134. The number of active cases stands at 6,520.
According to the government, 11,788 samples were tested raising the number to 2.66 lakh. Testing of 1,249 samples are under process.
Meanwhile, Chennai continued to see the highest number of infections at 510.
The number of infected children in the age group 0-12 went up to 487.