How Chennai controlling Covid during Unlock-4

Chennai: Even after Covid-19 Unlock-4, the city has managed to keep the numbers from spiralling out.

Officials said this is because of the aggressive mapping and contact tracing strategies besides effective treatment methods.

Since the pandemic began in March, the city has recorded 1,55,639 cases of Covid-19, of which 1,42,875 have recovered. Chennai is showing 92 per cent recovery rate and currently has six per cent active cases.

Nearly, 9,706 persons have the viral infection. A total of 3,058 persons have lost their lives since March.

As per data, 405 persons have died in Teynampet and 344 lives were lost in Anna Nagar. On 20 September, 11,700 tests were carried out by the City Corporation’s health department.

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

According to the data, in Kodambakkam there are 1,171 active cases and 1,002 persons in Anna Nagar have Coronavirus. Only these two places have more than 1,000 Covid-19 numbers.

Other places with high Covid-19 numbers are, Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar with 849 patients, Adyar with 861 cases, Teynampet with 759 persons testing positive, Ambattur with 737 patients and Royapuram with 751 cases.

The pandemic has affected more men than women. As per data, 59.93 per cent of the patients are male and 40.07 per cent are female. Around 18.12 per cent of those contracting the virus is from the age group of 50-59 years.


NT Bureau