With 3,257 Covid infections, Chennai’s active cases at 1 %

Chennai: With the speed with which active cases are dropping, it can be safely said that there is no Deepavali spike of Coronavirus.

In the past few weeks, only 30 per cent beds in the hospitals are occupied and the test positivity rate is 2.9 per cent. The mortality rate is 1.78 per cent.

The city has a 97 per cent recovery rate with a high discharge rate in Anna Nagar locality. Nearly 23,119 recoveries have taken place here.

According to statistics put out by the Greater Chennai Corporation, this morning the tally of total positive cases was 3,257.

Since the lockdown, Chennai has recorded 2,17,542 cases of Covid-19, of which 2,10,410 have recovered over the months.

On 6 December, nearly 10,228 persons were tested by the Health department. It is reported that nearly 3,875 persons have died due to the viral infection.

As per records, 493 persons died in Teynampet, 438 casualties were reported in Anna Nagar and 426 deaths were recorded in Kodambakkam. Currently, 384 persons have contracted the virus in Anna Nagar and 365 have tested positive in Kodambakkam.

Places such as Manali have the least number of cases at 44 and Shollinganallur has 76 positive cases.

Nearly, 61.18 per cent of those affected with Covid are male and 38.82 per cent are female. The viral infection has most affected people in the age group of 50-59 with 19.19 per cent belonging to this section.


NT Bureau