Ambattur continues to top Chennai’s coronavirus numbers

Chennai: Covid-19 cases in the city have reduced considerably, with Ambattur reporting the highest number of infections at 1,506.

As many as 1,09,117 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the metropolis by the Health department since March, out of which 95,161 have recovered. The recovery rate is at 87 per cent.

Currently, the active cases stand at 11,654 which is nearly 11 per cent. The death rate is 2.11 per cent with 2,302 persons succumbing to the infection.

As part of rapid testing, on 10 August, as many as 12,792 persons were tested for coronavirus. The pandemic has affected more men than women. As per data, 58.98 per cent of the patients have been male and 41.02 per cent are female.

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

According to the data, Ambattur has the highest number of active cases, that is, 1,506 persons have tested positive. Anna Nagar, a containment zone has 1,273 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 1,417. 923 persons have tested positive in Adyar.

In Teynampet, 860 are undergoing treatment and Manali, has the least number of cases with 85 testing positive. In Kodambakkam, as many as 10,967 persons have recovered and in Anna Nagar 10,898 have recovered.

Teynampet has the highest number of deaths related to Covid-19. 343 persons died during the pandemic.

 

NT Bureau