Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cured persons in Tamil Nadu on Sunday was 5,717 against the 5,693 persons who tested positive for coronavirus over the past 24 hours, the state Health Department said.
In a statement issued here, the department said 5,717 were cured of Covid-19 and discharged from various hospitals, taking the total recoveries to 447,366, while the new cases took the total tally to 502,759.
The state recorded the death of 74 Covid-19 patients, taking its toll to 8,381.
The total number of active Covid-19 cases in the state is 47,012.
Chennai continued to head the Covid-19 infection table with 994 persons testing positive for the virus, and the current tally standing at 148,584.
The number of infected children in the age group 0-12 went up to 21,850.