Tamil Nadu on Saturday reported its highest single day spike in COVID-19 infections as well as the number of daily deaths, with the total infection count crossing 1.65 lakh.
As many as 4,807 new positive cases of coronavirus were reported from different parts of the state on Saturday, even as over 3,049 people were discharged after recovery.
The state saw 88 fatalities, the highest single day death cases so far, pushing the number of deaths to 2,403, a health department report said.
With the addition of the new COVID-19 cases, the infection count has gone up to 1,65,714.
Today's recoveries of 3,049 pushed those discharged after treatment to 1,13,856, the bulletin said. Active cases stood at 49,452.
Due to ramped up testing, as many as 48,195 samples were examined, pushing the cumulative tally to 18,79,499 , the bulletin said.