Chennai: All districts of Tamilnadu reported less than 200 cases for the third consecutive day on Monday, when they added 1,657 fresh cases, a drop from the 1,697 reported on Sunday.
However, 11 districts including Thanjavur, Vellore and Dharmapuri reported a marginal increase in new infections.
After 1,662 persons were discharged, the total number of active cases in the State stood at 17,261. The number of deaths registered was 19 and 1,51,880 samples were tested.
According to a bulletin from State Health department, new cases in Chennai were 186 (190), while Coimbatore reported 189 (196) cases.