Infection tally rises to 5,47,337; toll touches 8,871; 982 persons test positive in Chennai
Tamil Nadu recorded 5,344 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 60 associated deaths on Monday. This took the State’s case count to 5,47,337, and the toll to 8,871.
Of the fresh cases, 982 persons tested positive for the infection in Chennai, while Coimbatore’s daily count surged to 648.
There were 295 cases in Salem, 219 in Chengalpattu, 212 in Tiruvallur and 201 in Erode.
As of date, a total of 46,495 persons are undergoing treatment in the State. Of this, 9,871 are in Chennai, while Coimbatore has 4,475 active cases. As many as 5,492 persons were discharged after treatment on Monday, taking the total figure to 4,91,971.
Of the 60 persons who succumbed to the infection — 31 in government hospitals and 29 in private facilities — 16 died in Chennai, six each in Chengalpattu and Coimbatore, and four…