Tamil Nadu Lockdown Extension News: Looking at the rising cases of coronavirus, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday decided to extend the suspension of bus services in the state till July 31. Earlier, the bus services were suspended till 15th July. Also Read - Odisha Lockdown: COVID-19 Patients Can Now be Admitted to Private Hospitals For Treatment

The development comes as the state on Sunday recorded 4,244 fresh infections, taking the tally to 1,38,470.  On this day, over 68 RPT fatalities took the death count to 1,966. Also Read - Chyawanprash, Maggi, Parle G, Grooming Kit: These Are What Indians Bought During Lockdown

Tamil Nadu had reported 4,343 cases on July 2, 4,329 on July 3 and 4,280 on July 4. However, the number of recoveries continued to remain significant as 3,617 people were discharged after recovery. Also Read - School Reopening News: Senior Classes May Resume From September, States to Take Final Call

Cumulatively, 89,532 patients have been discharged following treatment till date, while active cases, including those in isolation, stood at 46,969.

Chennai continued to record a dip on the number of fresh cases as 1,168 people tested positive for the virus totalling 77,338 till date.