Chennai: Tamilnadu on Sunday registered 589 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of persons tested positive for coronavirus infection in the State so far to 8,30,772.
According to the daily bulletin released by the State Health department last evening, the capital city of Chennai registered 164 cases. With this, the total number of persons affected by the pandemic in the metropolis has reached 229,074.
As far as Chennai’s neighbouring districts are concerned, Chengalpattu registered 50 new cases, Kancheepuram saw 15 infections, and Thiruvallur posted 28 positive cases.
The districts of Cuddalore and Coimbatore witnessed five and 66 new cases, respectively. As many as seven Covid-19 patients died, taking the total number of fatalities in the State due to the pandemic to 12,264.
On the positive side, the total number of recoveries in the State has touched 8,12,568.