The health ministry said on Tuesday that new cases of Covid-19 continued to decline in Tamil Nadu, where 1,302 people tested positive in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,546907 so far.
A medical bulletin said there were no new deaths and the death toll remained unchanged at 38,032. As many as 1,734 people have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, for a total of 3,497,079, leaving 11,796 active cases.
Three provinces accounted for the majority of the new cases with Chennai reporting 298 infections, Coimbatore 139 and Chungalpat 127 while the rest spread to other regions. Ramanathapuram scored the lowest with one new case.
The state capital leads among counties with 3,989 active cases and a total of 783,237 cases of coronavirus.
A total of 26,444 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number of examinations so far to 6.82.02.558 samples.