Chennai: The number of Covid-19 cases getting reported daily in Tamilnadu witnessed an increase for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday with 1,990 fresh infections.
However, Chennai reported a significant decrease in new cases to 175 (204) and Coimbatore also saw a drop to 230 (246). In all the other districts, the number of daily cases was less than 200.
A total of 1,58,646 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 3,76,04,794 till date.
Among the 26 fatalities, 20 succumbed to the virus in government hospitals while six died in private healthcare facilities. Four of the deceased were without comorbidity or pre-existing illness.
The total number of cases reported in the State so far stands at 25,61,587. It had a total of 20,524 active cases as on Sunday.
A total of 1,21,286 people were administered the vaccine on Sunday, compared to 3.2 lakh doses administered the previous day.