A total of 445 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. One person who was undergoing treatment in Salem died of the infection. With this, the number of fatalities in the State stood at 38,038.
The deceased, a 52-year-old woman, was admitted to the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College on September 2. The Salem native had systemic hypertension and had also complained of fever, cough and breathing difficulty. She tested positive for COVID-19 the next day. She was diagnosed with bilateral multifocal pneumonitis with a few segmental consolidation. She died on September 5, and the hospital recorded her death as having occurred due to pneumonia, respiratory failure and systemic hypertension.
The total number of people who have tested positive for the infection till date rose to 35,71,924 in the State. Kallakurichi was the only district where no new infection was recorded. A total of 20 districts recorded fewer than 10 fresh cases.
In Chennai, another 81 people tested positive for the infection. At the same time, 86 more people were discharged, taking the tally of those undergoing treatment to 2,139.
The fresh cases took the tally of those who have contracted the infection till date to 35,71,924. As on date, 4,945 people are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 across the State.
According to the daily bulletin of the Public Health Department, another 459 people were discharged across the State, bringing the total number of recoveries to 35,28,941.