A little solace in the gloom spread by the second wave of COVID is that the number of recoveries has crossed 3 lakhs now. In a positive sign the growth rate in some of the areas is also coming down in the city.
According to Chennai Corporation data, as many as 3,03,531 persons have recovered in the city, which is 89 per cent recovery rate as of Sunday morning.
In total, as many as 3,39,797 persons had contracted the virus in the city. On Saturday alone, 5,693 persons had recovered in Chennai, while 5,829 new cases were reported on the day.
Meanwhile, Chennai Corporation data shows that the highest number of recovered patients are in Anna Nagar zone, where 32,623 persons recovered from COVID-19 as of Sunday morning.
Apart from Anna Nagar, other central region zones such as Kodambakkam and Teynampet reported 31,168 and 29,606 recoveries.
On the other hand, as many as 4,791 persons had died due to the virus in the city, which is around 1.41 per cent case fatality rate (CFR).
In a positive sign, the growth rate of new cases is coming down in the city as Chennai recorded 4.2 per cent growth rate for the week. During the last week of March, the city had 7.9 per cent growth rate.