Three men died of COVID-19 and Tamil Nadu reported 669 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday,
reflecting the continuation of the recent trend of high number of new infections everyday and cumulatively, 7,204 people have contracted the pathogen so far.
As it breached 7,204-mark on Sunday, Tamil Nadu became third worst-hit state after Maharashtra, with over 20,200 cases and Gujarat with around 7,800 cases. Delhi, with nearly 7,000 cases, has slipped to the fourth spot
While 135 people were discharged today following recovery from various hospitals in the State, the aggregate number of those who have overcome the illness caused by the virus stood at 1,959, a health department bulletin said.
A 55-year old man and a 59-year old man, both admitted to government medical colleges here and a 74-year old man, whowas treated at nearby Chengelpet government hospital, succumbed to COVID-19.
Of the 669 who have been infected, 412 were men and 257 women and they were contacts.
Totally, 7,204 people have been infected in theState till date, the bulletin said.
Chennai accounted for 509 of the 600-plus new coronavirus cases andtotally 3,839 people have been infected in the State capital alone.
(With PTI Inputs)