New Delhi: At this time of corona crisis, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday recorded 49 COVID-19 deaths, highest in a single day, taking the death toll to 528. The state also reported 1,515 new cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 48,019. Also Read - Tamil Nadu 12th Result 2020: Scores to be Out Today at | How to Check

The state health department in its bulletin said that as many as 46 of the deceased had comorbidities which include diabetes, hypertension and renal disease. Also Read - With 24,248 New COVID-19 Cases, India Inches Close to 7-lakh Mark | Top Developments

The state also saw the highest number of 19,242 samples tested and recoveries (1,438 people) in a single day on Tuesday. Out of the total 1,515 new cases, Chennai accounted for 919 while three were foreign returnees. Also Read - What is Bubonic Plague or Black Death, How Fatal is it?

The tally of positive cases in the state stood at 48,019 out of which Chennai’s count was 34,245. The active cases were 20,706.

While 35 died in government hospitals, 14 others succumbed in private facilities and the deaths, which occurred over the past few days, were reported together today by the government.