Less than 1,000 cases in all 15 zones of Chennai

Chennai has a total of 11,107 active cases across all 15 zones of the city. Each zone has less than 1000 active cases, with Anna Nagar (Zone 8) leading the tally with 972 cases.

Interestingly, in a survey the Greater Chennai Corporation said out of the 6,389 samples tested, 2,062 were positive for Covid-19 antibodies.

Since the lockdown, Chennai has recorded 1,93,299 cases of Covid-19, of which 1,78,623 have recovered. Chennai is showing 92 per cent recovery rate. Nearly 3,569 persons have died due to the viral infection.

Tamil Nadu reported 3057 new Covid-19 cases on Friday as opposed to 3077 cases on Thursday. This takes the total tally in the State to over 703,250 cases. The State has consistently been reporting a decline with daily Covid-19 cases being under 4000.

Puducherry registered 158 fresh coronavirus cases taking the overall tally in the union territory to 33,986, a top Health department official said on Friday. The new cases in the last 24 hours were identified at the end of the examination of 3,784 samples, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said in a release.

Meanwhile, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has announced that metro timings in Chennai will be increased till 11 pm today owing to the festive season. The trains will be operated from 7 am to 9 pm on October 24 and also on October 29. Currently, the trains are being operated from 7 am to 9 pm.