With 15,108 fresh infections, the number of COVID-19 cases reported daily in Tamil Nadu continued to fall for the twenty-second consecutive day on Saturday.
Fresh cases reported by Chennai went below the 1,000-mark for the first time after 72 days. The last time it reported less than 1,000 cases was on March 31. The fresh infections reported by Coimbatore went below the 2,000-mark.
The State reported 374 deaths and 27,463 recoveries. The total number of deaths stood at 29,280. Tamil Nadu had 1,62,073 active cases.
Coimbatore reported 1,982 cases, the highest in the State, followed by Erode (1,353), Chennai (989), Salem (894), and Tiruppur (844). Thanjavur (645) and Chengalpattu (586) were the other two districts that reported more than 500 cases.
Another 28 districts reported more than 100 cases, while only Ariyalur and Perambalur reported less than 100 cases. Compared with Friday, the districts of Tiruvannamalai, Sivaganga, Theni, and Tirupattur reported a marginal increase…