Tamil Nadu recorded 5,791 new COVID 19 cases on Sunday, according to the State's Department of Health and Family welfare. The overall number of cases increased to 5,80,808.
According to the bulletin, the number of deaths due to COVID 19 in TN was recorded to be 80. The total death toll stands at 9,313.
The state capital which was earlier seeing a downtrend with less that 1000 cases for a while, started a surge in new infections, for the recent past. The number of new cases in Chennai stood 1,280.
While other districts recorded 4,511 new cases.