LIVE News Updates: TN corona count goes up by 3,756 to a total of 122,350

As many as 3,756 persons tested positive for coronavirus infection in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, the state health department officials said

LIVE News Updates: TN corona count goes up by 3,756 to a total of 122,350
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TN corona count goes up by 3,756 to a total of 122,350

As many as 3,756 persons tested positive for coronavirus infection in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, the state health department officials said.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the health department said the state recorded new coronavirus infections for 3,756 persons, taking the total tally to 122,350.

The total number of COVID-19 patients who died over the past 24-hours was 64 taking the death tolling the state to 1,700

On the positive side, 3,051 COVID-19 patients were cured and discharged from various hospitals in the state. The total number of cured persons goes up to 74,167.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state after taking into account the cured and dead stands at 46,480.

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8 Jul 2020, 11:32 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 11:31 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 11:30 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 10:46 AM

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The victim reached the venue and objected to the wedding while police arrested the man and registered a case against him.

8 Jul 2020, 10:15 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 10:12 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 9:59 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 9:54 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 9:48 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 9:44 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 9:34 AM

Father-son held for duping by posing as IPS officer

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8 Jul 2020, 9:26 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 9:23 AM

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8 Jul 2020, 9:22 AM

20 COVID-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland

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There were 390 patients still being treated, including six in severe conditions, the commission said in its daily report, Xinhua reported.

8 Jul 2020, 9:21 AM

UP records highest 1-day spike in corona cases

Uttar Pradesh reported the highest single-day spike in the corona cases with the number of new cases reaching 1,346 till late on Tuesday night.

The maximum number of cases was reported in Lucknow at 196. The second-highest number of cases was in Ghaziabad at 149 followed by Gautam Buddha Nagar district with 115 cases.

8 Jul 2020, 8:53 AM

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 540,000

Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 540,000 on Tuesday, reaching 540,157, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, total COVID-19 cases around the world rose to 11,691,068, according to the CSSE, Xinhua reported.

The US reported the most COVID-19 cases and deaths, standing at 2,966,409 and 130,902, respectively.

Other countries with over 20,000 fatalities include Brazil, Britain, Italy, Mexico, France, Spain, and India, the CSSE data showed

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