New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Sunday recorded a total of 1,974 new Coronavirsus cases and 38 deaths, taking the total tally in the state to the 44,661, and toll to 435. Also Read - IIT-Kanpur Develops Ultraviolet Sanitising Device 'Shudh' to Disinfect Room in 15 Minutes

Given the large number of COVID-19 cases being reported everyday, Tamil Nadu is the second worst Coronavius-hit state in the country. It is preceded by Maharashtra which has reported over 1 lakh cases so far. Also Read - Odisha Migrant Worker 'Dule Rocker' Makes Waves on Internet For Rap Songs on Bitter Truth of COVID-19 Lockdown

During the day, 1,138 Covid-19 people were discharged from various hospitals across Tamil Nadu raising the number to cured people to 24,547. The number of active cases in the state stands at 19,676. The number of infected children in the 0-12 age group went up to 2,270. Also Read - Uttarakhand News: 'Rumours Fake, No Lockdown Extension From July 16,' Clarifies State Govt

The state capital Chennai continued to head the Covid-19 infection table with 1,415 people testing positive and the tally stands at 31,896.

The state capital is closely followed by neighbouring Chengalpet, which also saw 178 people getting affected, the bulletin said.