Covid-19 cases fall in Chennai

Chennai: With falling number of Covid-19 cases being reported, the city could be on its way to flattening the graph once again.

This morning, the active cases were at 12,059 and stood at 9 per cent. Chennai has recorded 1,38,724 cases, of which, 1,23,851 have recovered.

As per the graph, the recovery rate is at 89 per cent. As part of rapid testing, on 4 September, as many as 11,325 persons were tested for coronavirus. As many as 2,814 persons have succumbed to the viral infection.

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

According to the data, Anna Nagar, a containment zone, has 1,418 persons contracting the virus. Kodambakkam has close to 1,391 cases and there are 1,055 persons with the infection in Adyar. Only these three areas have more than 1,000 cases.

Other places with comparatively high numbers are, Ambattur with 965 testing positive, Valsaravakkam has 857 active cases, Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar reportedly has 915 Covid cases and Royapuram has 944 testing positive.

In Kodambakkam, as many as 14,060 persons have recovered and the most number of lives were claimed in Teynampet with 390 persons succumbing to the virus.

The pandemic has affected more men than women. As per data, 61.27 per cent of the patients are male and 38.73 per cent are female. Around 18.64 per cent of those contracting the virus is from the age group of 30-39 years of age.


NT Bureau