Tamil Nadu saw a surge in COVID cases on Friday and reported 1,631 cases, including an imported case from Malaysia. The total number of cases in the State so far stood at 26,30,592.
The highest number of cases were reported in Coimbatore (235), followed by 174 in Chennai. Erode and Chengalpattu also saw a surge and reported 137 and 133 respectively. While the overall TPR stood at 1 per cent, the highest of 2.1 per cent was reported in Thanjavur. Chennai also saw a surge in TPR from 0.8 per cent to 0.9 per cent.
As many as 25 deaths were reported in the State, taking the total number of deaths to 35,119. The highest of five deaths were reported in Coimbatore.
As many as 1,523 people were discharged from several hospitals across the State, taking total recoveries to 25,79,169. In the past 24 hours, 1,57,689 people were tested. With the increase in cases, the State health department has instructed all the districts to increase the testing.