Chennai: On a day when Tamilnadu inoculated 16.43 lakh people, five times its average daily vaccination, during the second mass vaccination drive on Sunday, the State recorded 1,689 fresh Covid cases.
Health department officials said 27 deaths were recorded on Sunday. For the fifth consecutive day, fresh Covid-19 infections remained above the 1,600-mark in Tamilnadu.
And, Chennai for the second day in a row topped the State’s fresh cases chart with 232 cases, a 40-day high.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Ma Subramanian has said there is no possibility of a third wave of Covid-19 in Tamilnadu. ‘Tamilnadu is fully geared up to face the possible third wave’, he said.