Chennai: As many as 1,384 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, taking the state's total tally to 26,256, the state Health Department on Thursday.
In a statement issued here, the Department also said 12 Covid-19 patients died, taking the death toll to 220.
On a positive note, the statement said 585 Covid-19 patients were discharged across the state, taking the total tally of cured persons to 14,901.
The number of active cases, including in the isolation centres, is 12,132. The number of infected children in the age group 0-12 has gone up to 1,506.
Chennai continued to see the highest number of infections at 1,072, taking the total tally to 18,693 as on Thursday. Tne state capital was followed by Chengalpattu (1,537), Tiruvallur (1,124), Cuddalore (472) and Kancheepuram (465).
On Thursday 16,447 samples were tested taking the total to 5.44 lakh. Testing of 588 samples are under process.