Teynampet tops Chennai’s Coronavirus fatality rate

Chennai:With an increased recovery margin and decreasing number of active cases, Chennai seems to be slowly getting off the grip of coronavirus.

A total of 1,07,109 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded by the health department since March, out of which 93,231 have recovered. The recovery rate is at 87 per cent.

Currently, the active cases stand at 11,606 which is nearly 11 per cent. The death rate is 2.12 per cent with 2,272 persons succumbing to the infection.

As part of rapid testing, on 7 August, as many as 12,206 persons were tested for coronavirus. The pandemic has affected more men than women. As per data, 58.99 per cent of the patients have been male and 41.01 per cent are female.

The Greater Chennai Corporation today gave an area-wise break up of the places which has Covid-19.

According to the data, Ambattur has the highest number of active cases, that is, 1,419 persons have tested positive. Anna Nagar, a containment zone has 1,263 persons contracting the virus. Kodambakkam, which at one point of the lockdown was highly dangerous, has brought the spread under control. Now the active cases stand at 1,347. At least 904 persons in Adyar and Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar are currently hospitalised after testing positive.

Royapuram, where the virus was rapidly spreading, has an impressive recovery rate.  As per data, 10,660 persons have overcome the viral infection, followed by Anna Nagar where 10,705 have tested negative and in Kodambakkam, as many as 10,660 persons have recovered.

Teynampet has the highest number of deaths related to Covid-19. 341 persons died during the pandemic and 263 casualties have taken place in Royapuram.


NT Bureau