Corona numbers go high in Chennai

Chennai: After a brief hiatus, the number of active coronavirus cases in the Chennai has reached the 10,000 mark. However, only two places in the city have more than 1,000 cases.

Since the pandemic began in March, the city has recorded 1,57,614 cases of Covid-19, of which 1,44,511 have recovered. Chennai is showing 92 per cent recovery rate and currently has six per cent active cases.

Nearly, 10,012 persons have the viral infection. A total of 3,091 persons have lost their lives since March.

As per data, 408 persons have died in Teynampet and 346 lives were lost in Anna Nagar. On 22 September, 11,525 tests were carried out by the city Corporation’s health department.

The Greater 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 1,170 active cases and 1,115 persons in Anna Nagar have Coronavirus.

Other places with high Covid-19 numbers are, Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar with 860 patients, Adyar with 850 cases, Teynampet has 869 persons with the viral infection and Royapuram with 827 cases.

The pandemic has affected more men than women. As per data, 59.95 per cent of the patients are male and 40.05 per cent are female.

Around 18.57 per cent of those contracting the virus is from the age group of 50-59 years.


NT Bureau