As many as 81,259 samples and 79,821 people were tested on the day. With 4,314 people being discharged after treatment, the state now has 34,198 active cases.
While Chennai and its surrounding districts account for 38.6pc of cases reported on the day, the Western region, led by Coimbatore, accounted for 24 pc of new cases
Chennai alone recorded 1,295 cases while its neighbouring districts of Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur reported 363, 137 and 194 cases respectively.
Health Minister says test positivity rate has dropped below 10 per cent in all districts of the State.
Northern and Western districts contribute most cases to the tally.
Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital officials say 170 patients were shifted there from private hospitals, of which 30 died soon after reaching the GH
The members, from DMK and AIADMK, were tested ahead of participating in a CM event.
Oxford University 'Covishield' vaccine trial will be conducted in 300 healthy volunteers in the age group of 18 and above in Chennai soon, says Health Minister C Vijayabaskar.
Chennai alone recorded 1,298 new cases. Chennai's neighbouring districts Chengalpattu recorded 483 cases, Kancheepuram 222 and Tiruvallur 354 cases.
While the state reported 5709 new cases, Chennai alone recorded 1,182 cases while cases continued to surge in its neighbouring districts of Chengalpattu (344 cases) a Kancheepuram (249).
Chennai recorded 1,185 cases. Its neighbouring districts Chengalpattu recorded 224 cases, Kancheepuram 174 cases, and Tiruvallur 308 cases.
While Chennai alone recorded 1196 cases, its neighbouring districts Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur recorded 436, 307 and 488 cases respectively.
According to the media bulletin issued by the Directorate of Public Health, eight of the deceased had no co-morbidities
At 48,000, Tamil Nadu is performing the highest number of tests per day, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning.
Chennai alone recorded 1,157 cases and 23 deaths. Among Chennai’s neighbouring districts, Chengalpattu recorded 179 cases, Kancheepuram 67 and Tiruvallur 526.