Chennai saw the highest number of infections at 1,146 taking the total tally to 20,993 and is followed by Chengalpattu (1,719), Tiruvallur (1,274), Kancheepuram (500) and Thiruvannamalai (486).
The state also reported 19 deaths, taking the death toll to 251.
On the positive side, 633 Covid-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals, taking the total number of cured persons to 16,395 out of the total infected number of 30,152.
The number of active cases including in the isolation centres is at 13,503.
On Saurday, 16,022 samples were tested taking the total to 5.76 lakh.
The number of infected children in the age group 0-12 went up to 1,638.