Chennai: Tamilnadu has reported a slight increase in new Covid-19 cases with 1,587 infections, pushing the overall caseload to 26,27,365 till date, while 18 people succumbed to the virus, taking the toll to 35,073.
Coimbatore’s daily tally rose to 232 cases from 217 the previous day. In Chennai, 179 persons tested positive, while Erode and Chengalpattu recorded 117 and 115 cases respectively. There was a small increase in the number of cases in Thanjavur as 85 persons tested positive as against 53 on Tuesday. Among the other districts, Tiruppur recorded 81 cases and Namakkal 66 cases.
One lakh 60 thousand 303 samples were tested through RT PCR in the last 24 hours. Six districts reported cases below double digits, with Theni recording the least (3), while there were no fresh deaths in 24. As of 7 September, the State’s overall positivity rate stood at 1 per cent.