With covid-19 cases coming down in Chennai, focus shifts to districts

Chennai: With Covid-19 cases consistently coming down in Chennai, Health department is now focussing more on other districts in the State, which are witnessing a surge in the number of infections.

Officials said they were stepping up surveillance measures and screening in districts recording a surge in cases. All persons with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 were being tested as per protocols, the added.

Chennai, which has been recording the biggest surge among the 37 districts in the State, saw a dip in new infections over the weekend, a trend which continued on Monday as well.

Temple town Madurai recorded a surge of 308 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The figures are: Chengalpattu (213), Kancheepuram (182), Tiruvallur (175), Theni (119), Thoothukudi (109), Tirunelveli (84), Virudhunagar (86), Kanyakumari (78) and Ramanathapuram (69).

 

NT Bureau