Chennai, Aug 31 (PTI) Tamil Nadu on Monday reported 5,956 fresh COVID cases taking the tally to 4,28,041 as 91 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 7,322.
After logging 6,000 plus new cases for two consecutive days, the new infections today dipped below the 6,000 mark in Tamil Nadu.
Also, once again, 6,000 plus recoveries have outnumbered the fresh cases.
On August 29, Tamil Nadu reported 6,352 cases and the following day, the count stood at 6,495.
Active cases were 52,578 with 6,008 patients getting discharged and cumulatively 3,68,141 people have recovered, a health department's COVID bulletin said.
Chennai reported 1,150 fresh infections and its share in the overall tally stood at 1,35,597.
A 26-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were among the dead and in total, 81 had co-morbidities and the death toll, which crossed 7,300 includes Chennai's 2,747.
As many as 75,100 samples (RT-PCR based) were tested and so far 48,13,147 specimens have been scrutinised.
There are 150 COVID labs, 63 in government and 87 in private facilities.PTI VGNBN WELCOME VGNBN WELCOME