Though overall cases down, 3 zones cause concern in Chennai

Chennai: Though the city has witnessed a sharp dip in Covid-19 cases in the last one week, three zones in Greater Chennai Corporation are not in tune with the trend.

According to statistics, Tondiarpet, Royapuram and Thiru Vi Ka Nagar saw only a marginal drop. As against the 34 per cent decline in cases reported in the city, the cases in these three zones dropped by only 8 per cent, 10 per cent and 16 per cent, respectively.

Officials said they have increased focus on these three zones and expected hope that cases would come down here soon.

Tamilnadu on Tuesday registered 18,023 new Covid-19 cases, and the total number of infections has touched 22,74,704.

The capital city of Chennai registered 1,437 cases. With this, the total number of persons affected by the pandemic in the metropolis has touched 5,19,574.

As far as Chennai’s neighbouring districts are concerned, Chengalpattu registered 773 new cases, Kancheepuram saw 279 infections in the last 24 hours, and Thiruvallur posted 407 positive cases.

 

NT Bureau