Chennai: Daily coronavirus in Tamilnadu on Sunday dropped further to 2,079 (2,205 on Saturday) to take the total number of infections in the State to 25,35,402. After many days, Chennai saw a slight increase.
So far, 25,35,402 persons have tested positive, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate of Public Health.
Perambalur recorded nine cases, while Tenkasi reported 10 cases. The number of cases remained high in the districts of Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Chennai, Chengalpattu, Thanjavur and Tiruppur. Coimbatore reported the highest number of fresh infections, at 220. Chengalpattu had 118 fresh infections.
Chennai added 150 new cases, taking the overall count to 5,36,206, while the death toll mounted to 8,296 in the state capital.
A total of 1,43,429 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 3,55,57,967 till date. Among the 29 deaths, 19 succumbed in government hospitals while remaining in private facilities.