Covid-19 update: Chennai reported 1,078 new cases on Tuesday signing downward streak

  • | Wednesday | 15th July, 2020

As of Tuesday capital city’s total cases were 79,662 with death toll at 1,295, discharge 62,552 and 15,814 active cases.  

Continuing its downward streak, the city on Tuesday reported 1,078 fresh cases of Covid-19. The death figures as well dipped from the 20s in the past week to 18 on Tuesday. Even as the cases dropped down, the city’s containment zones are still high in zones like Kodambakkam (134) and Tondiarpet (50). However, corporation officials said the number did not indicate there were as many active cases in the region.

Of late, the city has been clocking only about 8,000 tests per day. Experts said the testing needed to be increased to about 10,000 to bring down the positivity rate to 5 percent. Meanwhile, the Corporation Commissioner G Prakash on Tuesday distributed groceries worth Rs 1,000 to nearly 500 office assistants at the Ripon Buildings and zonal offices.

As of Tuesday capital city’s total cases were 79,662 with death toll at 1,295, discharge 62,552 and 15,814 active cases.  



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