Chennai: The number of persons who tested positive for Covid-19 dipped further to 788 in Tamilnadu on Monday. The State reported only one death due to the virus.
In the past 24 hours, 70,379 people were swabbed, pushing the sample tests total in the state to 6,39,61,280. As many as 2,692 people recovered from the disease, leaving the number of active cases at 14,033.
Tamilnadu’s current test positivity rate (TPR) dropped to 1.1 percent on Monday from 1.2 percent the previous day.
New infections fell below 200 for the first time in Chennai on Monday with the metro registering 191 cases against 223 on Sunday. There were no fatalities due to Coronavirus for the second consecutive day in the city.
Cases continued to decline in the neighbouring Union Territory of Puducherry as well. A total of 22 fresh coronavirus infections were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 1,65,619.