Chennai sees a marginal dip, clocking 6,991 cases; 297 deaths reported.
Tamil Nadu recorded 30,621 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Chennai saw a marginal dip as its daily tally dropped below 7,000 after four days. A total of 6,991 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the city.
The State recorded 297 deaths, including 88 in Chennai, 32 in Chengalpattu, 22 in Tiruvallur, 18 in Kanniyakumari, 13 in Coimbatore, 12 in Kancheepuram and 11 in Thanjavur.
The toll stood at 16,768.
Chennai had been recording 7,000-plus cases a day since May 9, with the highest being 7,564 on May 12. A total of 4,19,261 people have tested positive for the infection in the city till date.
Chengalpattu and Coimbatore continued to report 2,000-plus cases. There were 2,173 cases in Chengalpattu and 2,835 cases in Coimbatore. Kanniyakumari’s daily tally crossed 1,000, with 1,079 people testing positive for the virus.
The new cases pushed the State’s tally to 14,99,485. As many as 19,287 people…