Chennaiites violate Covid rules, but spread ‘under control’

Chennai: Throwing caution to the wind and despite warnings from the Greater Chennai Corporation, Chennaiites went all out shopping for festivities.

Weekend saw people thronging shopping hubs of T Nagar, Parry’s Corner and Puraswalkam in large numbers. However, as per official records, a spike in corornavirus cases has not been reported so far. This morning the tally of total positive cases was at 9,639.

Since the lockdown, Chennai has recorded 1,95,672 cases of Covid-19, of which 1,82,441 have recovered. Chennai is showing 93 per cent recovery rate. As many as 3,592 persons have died due to the viral infection.

As per records, 450 persons have died in Teynampet, 403 persons in Anna Nagar and 400 casualties are reported in Kodambakkam.

On 26 October, 11,059 tests were carried out by the City Corporation’s health department, an effective way to curtail spread.

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

According to the data, there are no places with 1,000 cases. Anna Nagar has 850 positive cases and 746 persons in Kodambakkam have the virus.

The pandemic has affected more men than women. As per data, 62.06 per cent of the patients are male and 37.94 per cent are female.

Around 18.37 per cent of those contracting the virus is from the age group of 50-59 years.


NT Bureau