Chennai, Oct 11(PTI) Tamil Nadu's coronavirus recoveries crossed the six lakh mark even as the southern state added 5,015 new infections, pushing the caseload to 6.56 lakh, the health department said on Sunday.
As many as 65 people have succumbed to the virus, raising the toll to 10,252, a health department bulletin said.
The recoveries stood at 5,005 today, taking the total number of those who got cured after treatment to 6.02 lakh till date.
Active cases including those in isolation were 44,095.
On Sunday, 90,107 samples were tested, with 83.22 lakh specimens getting examined till date in the state.
Chennai's new cases rose to 1,82,014 with 1,250 more getting infected by the virus.
Besides Chennai, Coimbatore logged 389 cases, Salem 294, Chengalpet 258.
Erode, Kancheepuram, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Theni, Thiruvallur, Tiruppur, Villupuram recorded over 100 cases each in the last 24 hours.
Among the 65 fatalities, two patients were without comorbidity.
Thirty one people who died were between the age of 70 and 79 while six were above the age of 80 years.
Of the 10,252 deaths reported in the state, Chennai accounted for 3,415 till date, the bulletin said. PTI VIJ ROH ROH