This brings the total number of cases to 7,66,677, with 13,404 active cases. Chennai added 489 new cases, the total number of active cases in the city stands at 4,622.
Coimbatore reported 147 new cases, Chengalpattu 125, Tiruvallur 132 and Kancheepuram 102. All the other districts in Tamil Nadu recorded less than 100 cases. Among the 18 deaths notified on Friday, 11 were recorded in private healthcare institutions and the remaining in government hospitals. Only one of them had no pre-existing comorbid conditions. As many as 2,173 patients were discharged following treatment on Friday.