Chennai: After 17 days, daily Covid-19 cases have dropped below 1,600 in Tamilnadu — as many as 1,597 people tested positive, with Chennai continuing to top the table.
After 1,623 persons were discharged, the total number of active cases in the State stood at 17,150. The number of deaths registered was 28 and 1,53,288 samples were tested.
New cases in Chennai were 190 (183) while Coimbatore reported 170 (176) cases, says State Health department data.
As many as 1,53,829 samples were tested, taking the total count to 4,71,47,671. A total of 2,79,008 people in the State were given vaccines on Friday, taking the coverage in government vaccination centres to 4,53,07,115.