Four more die of COVID19 in TN,toll now 44; 526 test positive

Chennai, May 9(): Four COVID-19 deaths werereported in Tamil Nadu on Saturday with the state recording526 more positive cases, taking the total number to 6,535, thehealth department said.

The deceased were all women with three hailingfrom the city and one from Ramanathapuram.

With this, the death toll has gone up to 44, ahealth department bulletin said.

Of the total 526 positive cases, Chennaicontinued to lead in the number with 279 followed byVillupuram 67 and Chengalpattu at 40.Advertisement

The bulletin said 1,867 positive cases are linkedto Chennai's Koyambedu market,identified as a hotspot.

While Chennai has 3,330 cases till date, 10districts in Tamil Nadu have witnessed the number of positivecases crossing the three digit mark.

According to the bulletin, 1,824 patients havebeen discharged after treatment. VIJ BNWELCOME BNWELCOME

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