Covid-19 cases on rise in Chennai

Chennai: The spread of coronavirus in the city is not showing any sign of slowing down. Currently, 8,396 patients are being treated in hospitals and 139 people have lost their lives to the pandemic.

However, the patients are showing an impressive recovery rate. As many as 8,900 have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.

A press release from the Greater Chennai City Corporation today shows an area-wise break up of Covid-19 figures.

The largest containment region, Royapuram, has 1,522 persons with the viral infection. Since March, 1,671 patients have been discharged from various, while 31 lives were lost to the virus from the locality.

Leading in the second is another red zone area, Tondiarpet which has 1,281 persons undergoing treatment. 797 have reportedly completed treatment and sent home and 15 persons have died.

Another key area, Teynampet has 1,000 people admitted tohospitals with the virus and 994 have been discharged. Twenty lives have been lost to the virus.

The numbers in Kodambakkam stand at 760 and 1,260 have reportedly recovered. Nine people of the neighbourhood have died.

Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar continues to be on red zone with 759 Covid-19 cases. As many as 1,012 have recovered from the infection and 27 people lost the fight against the pandemic.

In Anna Nagar, as of now, 785 people have contracted the illness and are hospitalised. 724 have recovered from it and 16 lives where lost.

There are a total of 356 patients in Thiruvottiyur, 266 cases in Ambattur, 311 Covid positive persons in Valsaravakkam and Adyar has 501 cases.

The release said, there are 120 infected patients in Manali, 245 in Madharavam, 153 in Alandur, 168 in Perungudi and 169 Covid-19 patients in Shollinganallur.


NT Bureau