From a peak of over 7,500 circumstances a day in mid-Might, the variety of COVID-19 circumstances reported each day in Chennai has persistently and sharply declined to lower than 2,000 now.
Previously two weeks, the typical variety of circumstances reported each day declined by 34% within the metropolis. Nevertheless, the decline was not uniform throughout all of the zones. Whereas a majority of them reported a pointy decline, Tondiarpet, Royapuram and Thiru Vi Ka Nagar noticed solely a marginal drop. As in opposition to the 34% decline in circumstances reported within the metropolis, the circumstances in these three zones dropped by solely 8%, 10% and 16%, respectively. In absolute figures, whereas the typical variety of circumstances reported each day in these three zones collectively was 485 throughout Might 25 to 31, it dropped to 429 throughout June 1 to 7.
In distinction, within the Anna Nagar zone, the typical variety of circumstances reported each day diminished by practically 50% to 168 final week from 309 the sooner week.
The three zones stood out even when circumstances per lakh inhabitants reported previously two weeks had been thought of. (Discuss with the second chart within the accompanying infographic).
It might be famous that the three zones had been among the many worst affected in the course of the first wave, and have reported comparatively fewer circumstances per lakh inhabitants in the course of the second wave, when in comparison with different zones.
Nevertheless, these thickly populated zones reported roughly the identical variety of circumstances over the previous two weeks, indicating the necessity for higher concentrate on bringing down the numbers, significantly contemplating the lockdown relaxations which have now come into pressure.
Teynampet, Adyar, Valasaravakkam, Madhavaram and Kodambakkam had been the opposite zones the place the share of decline was decrease than the town’s common.
Larger Chennai Company Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi mentioned that the town was not letting down its guard and was in truth ramping up its surveillance throughout the town, together with in these three zones.
“Our checks haven’t come down and in reality have gone as much as round 32,000 even when circumstances are declining. Along with this, we now have elevated surveillance by asking personal hospitals, scan centres and pharmacies to report on individuals with COVID-19 like signs,” he mentioned.
He highlighted that the testing technique of GCC was additionally very focussed with testing of main contacts, and contacts from authorities workplaces and personal hospitals who’re more likely to are available in contact with extra individuals.
Highlighting that take a look at positivity was very low even in these three zones, he mentioned that GCC was focusing on vaccinations in some areas in these zones as nicely.