Chennai: Tamilnadu added 710 fresh cases of Covid-19 to its tally on Tuesday.
Ariyalur, Pudukottai and Virudhunagar saw no fresh case, even as the number of cases continued to exceed 100 in both Chennai and Coimbatore.
Recoveries eclipsed new infections with 731 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 26,87,414 leaving 7,982 active infections, a medical bulletin said.
A total of 1,00,393 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 5,49,85,621.
While Chennai and Coimbatore recorded 126 and 122 cases, respectively, 20 districts logged fewer than 10 infections each. There were 57 cases in Chengalpattu. Erode and Tiruppur reported 56 and 52 cases, respectively.
Forty-three people tested positive in Salem, while Namakkal’s count stood at 38. Two returnees from West Bengal were among those who tested positive.
As many as 23 districts reported new Covid-19 infections below 10, while Ariyalur, Pudukottai and Virudhunagar clocked zero new cases each, the bulletin said.