As Covid figures come down, containment zones in Chennai decrease

A total of 2,708 persons tested positive for Covid-19 and 32 persons, including a 15-year-old girl, succumbed to the infection in the State on Monday.

Chennai accounted for 747 fresh cases, followed by Coimbatore with 253 infections. The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has identified 12 containment zones in Chennai till date. The number was much higher in the past.

The State’s case tally rose to 7,11,713 and the toll increased to 10,956. As many as 4,014 persons were discharged following treatment. A total of 6,71,489 persons have been discharged till date.

Tamil Nadu reported under 3000 cases for the third day in a row with 2708 new Covid-19 cases being reported on Monday. This takes the total tally in the State to over 711,703 cases.

The number of active cases has dropped below 30,000. As many as 29,268 persons are currently undergoing treatment in the State, including 8,856 in Chennai and 3,753 in Coimbatore.

According to a bulletin issued by the Health Department, of the 32 fatalities reported on Monday, 18 persons died at government hospitals. A 15-year-old girl from Chengalpattu had no co-morbidities.