Tamilnadu continued to record a dip in fresh COVID-19 cases, but registered an increase in fatalities on Tuesday, logging 34,285 infections and 468 deaths. The new cases took the caseload to 19.11 lakh, while the fatalities pushed the toll to 21,340.
The state has seen a decline in cases since May 21, when it recorded 36,814 cases. On Monday, it reported 34,867 infections.
A total of 28,745 people were discharged on Tuesday, taking the overall number of recoveries to 15,83,504, leaving 3,06,652 active cases. Chennai reported a further decline in infections with 4,041 people contracting the contagion, totaling 4,87,691 till date. The state capital had reported 4,985 cases on Monday. The metropolis also leads in the number of fatalities with 6,546 deaths.
Behind Chennai in the number of cases were Coimbatore 3,632, Chengalpet 1,870, Tiruppur 1,854, and Erode 1,555. Thiruvallur, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Thanjavur and Virudhungar each registered in excess of 1,000 cases. Thirteen districts logged more than 500 each.