Corona figures go high in Chennai

Despite social distancing and sanitation, the city has been unable to curb the spead of coronavirus. With sectors opening up for business, the active cases are currently at seven per cent. A total of 3,274 persons have lost their lives since March.

Tamil Nadu recorded 5,395 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday, pushing the total number of cases in the state to 6,25,391. Chennai reported 1,367 fresh cases.

The active cases in Chennai stood at 12,560, which is nearly 27% of a total of 45,881 active cases across the state. The toll reached 9,846 with the deaths of 62 patients. Chennai reported 19 deaths and Coimbatore recorded seven deaths.

With 5,572 patients getting discharged, the active cases and aggregate number of people who have got cured stoodat 45,881 and 5,69,664 respectively, a health department bulletin said.

The toll of 9,846 included 3,293 from Chennai, 574 from Chengelpet and Tiruvallur 561. The state capital accounted for 1,367 infections on Monday and 1,74,143 cases out of the 6.25 lakh plus case tally. Coimbatore reported 468, Chengelpet 343, Salem 337, Tiruvallur 195 and Kancheepuram 155.

In the last 24 hours, 80,868 people were tested for Covid-19 in 189 authorised RT-PCR testing labs. On Monday, 5,572 people were discharged, taking the total number of people cured to 5,69,664.