Chennai's new confirmed Covid-19 cases slide below 1,000 mark again

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In welcome signs, the fresh and

active COVID-19 cases continued to slide in Tamil Nadu with the state on Monday recording just above 3,500 infections and a little over 38,000 people remaining under treatment.

The state capital too saw fresh cases falling below the 1,000 mark after a gap of 25 days.

The 3,536 new infections on Monday took the state's COVID-19 tally to 6,90,936 while the death toll mounted to 10,691 with 49 more fatalities, the Health department said.

The active cases stood at 38,093, reflecting the continuing trend of robust recoveries in the state.

Chennai posted 885 new infections. It was on September 23, the state capital had last recorded less than 1,000 cases (980). On Sunday, it had added 1,036 cases.

The metropolis had logged fresh cases below the 1,000 mark on a few occasions, including a 20-day continuous run from September 3.

On Monday, Coimbatore recorded 290 cases, Chengelpet 241, Salem 192, and Tiruvallur 172 and the remainder of new cases was scattered across the state, a bulletin said.

After a 99-day hiatus, the number of new infections in the state dipped below the 4,000 mark on Oct 18.

Among the 49 who succumbed to the virus on Monday were a 98-year old woman and two men aged 97 and 43. All barring one had co-morbidities.

Chennai's death toll stood at 3,536 while its share of positive cases touched 1,90,949.

With 4,515 patients getting discharged from various hospitals, 6,42,152 people have got cured till date.

In sync with more recoveries than fresh cases, the active cases, which stood at 39,121 on Sunday, dipped further to 38,093.

Barring two days, the state has been posting more recoveries than fresh cases since Oct 4.

As many as 85,130 specimens were examined and cumulatively, 90,31,696 samples have undergone RT-PCR scrutiny till date in the state's 192 COVID testing labs.

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