5,395 COVID CASES REPORTED, 62 DIE
Tamil Nadu on Monday reported 5,395 new COVID-19 cases as the tally rose to 6,25,391 while the death toll touched 9,846 with 62 more fatalities. For the second day, there were more recoveries than fresh cases in the State. With 5,572 patients getting discharged, the active cases and aggregate number of people who have got cured stood at 45,881 and 5,69,664 respectively. On Sunday, 5,489 cases were reported and 5,558 people were discharged. On Saturday, the State logged 5,622 cases and 5,596 recoveries. The toll of 9,846 included 3,293 from Chennai, 574 from Chengelpet and 561 in Tiruvallur. The city accounted for 1,367 infections on Monday and 1,74,143 cases. Coimbatore reported 468, Chengelpet 343, Salem 337, Tiruvallur 195 and Kancheepuram 155. As many as 82,725 samples were tested and in total 77,82,736 specimens had been examined and there are 189 COVID labs in the State.