As Coronavirus cases rise, testing ramped up in Chennai

Chennai: Though the number of Covid-19 cases have been stablised, they are once again on an upward trend in Chennai, by crossing 1,000 mark for the past few days.

Following this, the Greater Chennai Corporation has increased testing. Areas such as Ambattur, Anna Nagar, Kodambakkam, Valsaravakkam and Adyar have more than 1,000 active cases and are in focus by the Health Department. These areas will have increased testing.

A total of 1,16,650 cases of coronavirus have been recorded by the Health department since March, out of which 1,02,698 have recovered, standing at 88 per cent.

Currently, the active cases stand at 11,498 and are at 10 per cent. The death rate is 2.10 per cent with 2.454 persons succumbing to the viral infection.

The pandemic has affected more men than women. As per data, 59.74 per cent of the patients have been male and 40.26 per cent are female. Around 19.28 per cent of those contracting the virus is from the age group of 30-39 years of age.

The 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, 1,494 persons have tested positive. Anna Nagar, a containment zone has 1,241 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 1,323, and at least, 1,127 persons in Adyar have the virus and 1,026 persons in Valsaravakkam have tested positive.

Manali, which had very few cases, saw a spike this morning. It now has 130 active cases. In Kodambakkam, as many as 11,883 persons have recovered.

Teynampet has the highest number of deaths related to Covid-19 with 362 patients succumbing to the pandemic.


NT Bureau