Chennai leads in Covid recoveries too, officials say ‘situation under control’

Chennai: Of the 3,793 persons discharged from hospitals across Tamilnadu on Monday, 2,573 were from Chennai. This good news has come at a time when the capital city has started witnessing decrease in its daily number of cases.

According to officials of the Greater Chennai Corporation, ‘at last, after intense measures, we have managed to bring down the rise of coronavirus infections. Though we can say situation is under control now, there is still a long way to go.’

They add: “People and healthcare teams will have to be more careful now, as the lockdown rules have been relaxed. It is the duty of everyone to check the spread of the pandemic.”

Meanwhile, Chennai accounted for 30 of the 61 deaths (46 in government and 15 in private hospitals) reported across the State, from 2 to 6 July. The fatalities included a 14-year-old girl from Madurai.

On Monday, Chennai accounted for 45 per cent of the fresh cases, while 10 other districts accounted for a majority of the remaining cases — Madurai (245), Chengalpattu (213), Kancheepuram (182), Tiruvallur (175), Theni (119), Thoothukudi (109), Tirunelveli (84), Virudhunagar (86), Kanyakumari (78) and Ramanathapuram (69).


NT Bureau