Chennai: After the recent cluster in Chennai and spike in the cases, a slight decline is now seen in the city.
Chennai reported 217 new cases on Thursday night, while Coimbatore had 249. As many as 183 cases were reported in Erode and 119 in Chengalpattu.
While cases marginally rose to 183 in Erode, Chengalpattu recorded 119 cases. Thanjavur, which recorded 77 cases on Wednesday, went on to record 102. There was a small rise in cases in Salem and Tiruppur, as 94 and 83 people tested positive respectively.
The overall TPR in the State stood at 1.2 per cent, while the highest positivity rate also saw a decline at 2 per cent in Ariyalur and Thanjavur.
Barring Chennai and Coimbatore active cases were fewer than 2000 in all districts, although nearly 90 per cent of beds in both these districts are vacant.