Chennai: With positivity rate coming down, higher officials in the city’s Health department believe the spread of Covid-19 may have been contained in Chennai. The city is expected to achieve herd immunity by 2021.
As per data from Greater Chennai Corporation, there are two per cent active cases and 1.78 per cent mortality rate.
According to statistics put out by the Chennai Corporation, this morning the tally of total positive cases was 3,451.
Since the lockdown, Chennai has recorded 2,16,867 cases of Covid-19, of which 2,09,549 have recovered over the months.
On 4 December, nearly 10,308 persons were tested by the Health department. It is reported that nearly 3,867 persons have died due to the viral infection.
As per records, 492 persons died in Teynampet, 436 casualties were reported in Anna Nagar and 426 deaths were recorded in Kodambakkam. Currently, 401 persons have contracted the virus in Adyar and 385 have tested positive in Anna Nagar.
Places such as Manali have the least number of cases at 55 and Shollinganallur has 90 positive cases.
Nearly, 61.01 per cent of those affected with Covid are male and 38.99 per cent are female.
The viral infection has most affected people in the age group of 50-59 with 19.85 per cent belonging to this group.