The health department said today that nine more people died due to COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu, the highest one-day increase in 874 cases.
With nine deaths, the death toll in the state rose to 154.
Today marked the third straight day when the number of positive cases in the state crossed the 800 mark.
Of the 874 cases, 141 were those who came from different states, the Health Bulletin said.
The number of people recovered in 765 cases after positive testing.