Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported 1,132 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 8,01,161 and the death toll mounted to 11,919 with 10 more fatalities.
Of the 1,132 fresh infections, Chennai reported 359 and the rest was from other regions of Tamilnadu. The Covid figures in Chennai, which were going down, are climbing up again.
The eight lakh plus state case count covers Chennai’s 2,20,560, a health department bulletin said.
All the ten deceased had co-morbidities and the death toll of 11,919 includes 3,929 from the state capital, which is the highest.
With 1,210 patients getting discharged from various hospitals, active cases dipped below the 10,000 mark (9,951 cases) and 7,79,291 people have got cured so far.
Meanwhile, seventy nine more people have tested positive for coronavirus on the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras campus here, taking the tally in the institution to 183, a senior health official said on Tuesday.
The recent outbreak has prompted the administration to test samples of students and staff from more educational institutions across the State.
Covid-19 swab samples will be collected from more colleges and hostels, it is learnt.