Chennai: Tamilnadu posted 366 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday night. the lowest since May 2020. Fresh cases in Chennai too went below 100 after nearly two years, while Coimbatore was the only district to report a Covid death.
A total of 55,994 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of specimens examined up to 6.43 crore.
Recoveries outnumbered new cases with 1,013 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries up to 34,05,624. There are now 5,745 active cases.
The test positivity rate (TPR), which was 20.2 per cent (the highest in the third wave) on 25 January, stood at 0.65 per cent on Monday.
According to health department data, of the 2,037 health facilities in State, 1,829 had no Covid admissions. Of the total 1,29,999 Covid beds, only 1,175 (0.9 per cent) were occupied. Occupancy of ICU beds was at two per cent.