Chennai soon to be free of containment zones

Chennai: With 13 out of 15 Corporation zones being free of containment areas, the civic body is hopeful that in a few days the city will not have a single red zone areas.

There are just four containment zones in two neighbourhoods: Manali and Shollinganallur. Three areas are marked as containment zones in Manali and one in Shollinganallur. So far amid the festivities there has been no spike in cases.

As per reports only 302 streets have positive cases and officials insist people continue following social distancing norms and wear masks to halt the spread of Covid-19.

According to data given by the Greater Chennai Corporation, this morning the tally of total positive cases was 7,005 which is at three per cent.

Since the lockdown, Chennai has recorded 2,00,533 cases of Covid-19, of which 1,89,866 have recovered over the months. Chennai is showing 95 per cent recovery rate. Nearly 3,662 persons have died due to the viral infection.

As per records, 408 persons have died in Teynampet, 413 persons have died in Anna Nagar and 408 casualties are reported in Kodambakkam.

On 1 November, 10,795 tests were carried out by the City Corporation’s health department, an effective way to curtail spread.

Currently, Anna Nagar has 491 positive cases and 478 cases in Kodambakkam.
The pandemic has affected more men than women, as per data, 60.58 per cent of the patients are male and 39.42 per cent are female.

Around 19.42 per cent of those contracting the virus is from the age group of 50-59 years.


NT Bureau