Tamil Nadu reported 5,752 freshCOVID cases on Monday, taking the tally to 5,08,511 while thedeath toll mounted to 8,434 with 53 more fatalities.
Of the fresh infections, Chennai reported 991 and theremainder was spread across Tamil Nadu, a health departmentbulletin said.
The state capital accounted for 1,49,583 out of the fivelakh plus total positive cases.
The deceased included two men aged 29 and 90, a 33-year-old woman and in total 50 had co-morbidities.
The 8,434 deaths include 2,992 from here, while the threenearby districts of Chengelpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallurtogether shared 1,260.
Recoveries outnumbered fresh cases with 5,799 patientsgetting discharged from various hospitals, and cumulatively4,53,165 people have got cured and active cases were 46,912.
As many as 80,123 samples were tested and in total59,68,209 specimens have been examined.
There are 170 COVID labs, 65 in government and 105 inprivate facilities.
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