This brings the total number of cases recorded so far in the State to 7,68,340, of which there are 12,916 active cases. Continuing with the downward trend, Chennai recorded 486 fresh cases. The city currently has 4,498 active cases.
Meanwhile, Coimbatore recorded 148 new cases, Chengalpettu 116 and Tiruvallur 114. Similarly, Kancheepuram had 92 cases, Tirupur 70 and Salem 66. All other districts clocked less than 50 fresh cases.
Of the 18 deaths, seven were recorded in private healthcare and 11 in government institutions. All cases showed pre-existing co-morbid conditions, and the total deaths in the State so far stand at 11,586.
As many as 2,133 patients were discharged following treatment, bringing the total recoveries in the State to 7,43,838 (96.8 per cent).
Also, 69,190 samples were tested across 217 private and public testing facilities, bringing the total number of samples tested across the State so far to 1,14,70,429.