Chennai’s Covid-19 death toll crosses 1,000

Chennai: The novel coronavirus which has adversely affected the city has so far killed 1,000 people, sources said.

Close to 30 persons lost their lives since last night till today morning and the official figures will be announced later this evening.

Currently, the active cases are 23,581 (36 per cent) and recovered cases are 40,111 (62 per cent). Yesterday, 10,142 persons in the metropolis were tested for the virus.

The neighbourhood of Teynampet has the highest death toll with 151 persons losing their lives, followed by 150 deaths in Royapuram. Since March, Royapuram has been leading with high Covid-19 numbers.

Kodambakkam has 2,586 active cases. Other areas such as Anna Nagar has 2,431 cases, Royapuram has 2,297 persons with the viral infection, while there are 2,130 cases in Teynampet and 1,984 active cases in Tondiarpet.

Manali has the least number of cases with 530 positive patients under treatment. The city has recorded 64,689 cases since the first lockdown.

Interestingly, in the city, among the total Covid-19 patients, 58.84 per cent is males and 41.16 per cent is females.

An age group graph of those testing positive for the virus showed that the majority of them were in their 30s, that is, 18.92 per cent were in the age group of 30-39 years.

18.72 per cent belonged to the age group of 40-49 per cent and 18.40 per cent were between 20-29 years. The survey said that 16.52 percent were in the age group of 50-59 years.

The city has been suffering by accounting for 62.9 per cent of the State’s total. Tamilnadu entered a crucial stage yesterday by crossing one lakh cases and recorded its highest spike till date with 4,329 fresh cases. Around half of the new cases were from the city.


NT Bureau