138 more cases in Chennai, 6 zones in the city most affected

In Chennai, as of Thursday morning, Thiru-Vi-Ka-Nagar (zone 6) had the optimum number of active cases with 135 clients receiving treatment at healthcare facilities.

Chennai reported its greatest ever single day increase in COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with 138 brand-new cases. With this, the total number of COVID-19 in the city stands at906 In Tamil Nadu meanwhile the overall number of COVID-19 cases recorded on Thursday was 161.

In Chennai, as of Thursday early morning, Thiru-Vi-Ka-Nagar (zone 6) had the maximum variety of active cases with 135 clients receiving treatment at healthcare facilities. This is followed by Royapuram with 119 active cases, and Teynampet with 61 cases. Tondiarpet has 55 cases, Kodambakkam 42 cases, Valasaravakkam 23 cases, Adyar and Thiruvottiyur 12 active cases each.

The following zones in the city have the least variety of COVID-19 cases– Alandur with 3 cases, Perungudi with 2 cases, and Manali and Madhavaram recording one each.

Beyond Chennai, five cases each have been tape-recorded in Chengalpattu and Madurai, three each in Ramanathapuram and Kancheepuram, 2 in Perambalur and one each in Ariyalur, Cuddalore, Ranipet, Salem, and Thiruvallur districts, on Thursday.

Among these brand-new clients, nine are children listed below 10 years of age.

No brand-new deaths have been reported, and 48 clients have actually been released from hospitals, taking the total number of healings to 1258.

Over the previous number of days, Chennai has regularly been reporting more variety of COVID-19 cases daily, remaining on top of the state’s COVID-19 chart because the very beginning. The district is the greatest hotspot in the state and is followed by Coimbatore that has only 141 COVID-19 cases as on date.

The spike in cases in Tamil Nadu can also be credited to increased screening. Tamil Nadu has actually evaluated 1,19,748 samples so far of which 9,787 have actually been evaluated simply on Wednesday. While official data has not been launched yet, that’s approximately over 1400 tests per million in the state, compared to India’s average of 602 tests per million.

Of the 27 people who have died due to COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu, 15 are from Chennai. As of Thursday morning, Chennai had reported 215 healings and 536 active cases.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami revealed, after his conference with District Secretaries on Wednesday, that an unique team will be developed to study neighborhood transmission of the viral infection in the city of Chennai. The top 6 highly impacted zones in the city– Tondiarpet (zone 4), Royapuram (zone 5), Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar (zone 6), Anna Nagar (zone 8), Teynampet (zone 9) and Kodambakkam (zone 10)– will have one Field Assistance Team (FST) each assigned to oversee its containment procedures, arrangement of important services, contact tracing and screening.

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