Chennai: The daily tally of new Covid-19 cases fell below the 1,600-mark in Tamilnadu on Monday. A total of 1,580 people tested positive for Covid-19, taking the State’s tally to 26,35,419.
New cases have come down for the second consecutive day, after the state saw cases go up for nearly four days last week.
Nevertheless, 20 districts including Cuddalore, Vellore, Tirupathur saw a marginal increase in fresh cases. Despite reporting a drop, Coimbatore was the only district in the state to report more than 200 cases.
As many as 22 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported in Tamil Nadu, taking the total death toll to 35,190. The highest number of six deaths were reported in Chennai on Monday. The government said 1,509 people were discharged from several hospitals across the State, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,83,707.