Chennai:Tamil Nadureported 5488 cases on Friday, in keeping with its streak of under 6,000 cases.
This takes the total tally of cases to 5,30,908, the State media bulletin confirmed.
The death toll too remained at the same levels with 67 people succumbing to the infection.
With this, the death toll in the state touched 8685, according to the State media bulletin.
The positivity count has consistently been below the 6,000-mark for some time now, providing some relief to authorities after the easing of a state-wide lockdown on August 31.
Chennai reported fewer than 1,000 cases again with 989 people testing positive on Friday.
Tamil Nadu’s capital has been the worst affected district in the state since March, with the formation of severalCovid-19clusters.
As many as 5525 people recovered from the infection, and the total recoveries now stand at 475,715.
The state reported 83,701 tests on Friday.