Coronavirus live updates: Shops will remain open between 5am to noon during Bengaluru lockdown : Chennai’s numbers fell again to 1,141 of the 4,328 new infections. The city now has 16,601 active cases. However, the tally of its three neighbours continued to rise, recording 908 cases on Monday — 219 in Chengalpet, 352 in Kancheepuram and 337 in Tiruvallur.

The count of fresh infections was slightly below Sunday’s record number of 29,271, in keeping with the general trend of a dip in cases every Monday. Yet, at least six states reported their highest single-day surge in cases, with Andhra Pradesh detecting 1,935 infections, Uttar Pradesh 1,664, Gujarat 902, Madhya Pradesh 575, Punjab 357 and Chhattisgarh 184 (tied with Sunday’s peak).

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