Chennai: Months into living with pandemic, there seems to be no respite from it. The only consolation being a high recovery rate.
Since the Covid-19 spread began in March, the city has recorded 1,59,683 cases of Covid-19, of which 1,46,634 have recovered. Chennai is showing 92 per cent recovery rate and currently has six per cent active cases.
Currently, 9,938 persons have the viral infection. A total of 3,111 persons have lost their lives since March.
As per data, 410 persons have died in Teynampet and 347 lives were lost in Kodambakkam.
On 24 September, 13,505 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 Anna Nagar there are 1,144 active cases and 1,141 persons in Kodambakkam 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 841 patients, Adyar with 833 cases, Teynampet has 874 positive cases and Royapuram with 823 cases.
The pandemic has affected more men than women. As per data, 60.15 per cent of the patients are male and 39.85 per cent are female.
Around 18.57 per cent of those contracting the virus is from the age group of 50-59 years.