With the 15 Corporation zones recording less than 1,000 cases, active cases in Chennai has now come down to 4.5 per cent.
In a bid to avoid a repeat of the COVID-19 outbreak in the market, only retail traders have been allowed in the market.
A cause for concern for the city is the lack of donors for convalescent plasma therapy, which experts believe is very useful in facilitating recovery.
A Chennai Corporation official said that there have been backlogs in the last few days due to overload in labs.
The number of positive cases has stayed around the 1200 mark for the past two days, even with more than 10000 tests being done daily.
Vice-Chancellor MK Surappa told TNIE that around 650 beds in the campus have already been handed over to repurpose as isolation wards and that the varsity cannot make more space.
When the civic body was tallying the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Corporation limits across various institutional facilities, it found that 277 patients were not in the list
The staff has requested the government to reduce the number of employees at work. Test results of a few more IAS officers are awaited.
Royapuram and Tondiarpet both continued to see spikes. Active cases rose to 1435 in Royapuram, while the number of positive cases in Tondiarpet has reached 1242.
The 17 industrial estates in Chennai, which resumed work after two months are now grappling with staff shortage and costly raw materials.
On May 23, a 33-year-old man died at the Royapettah GH of septic shock. He was among the youngest to die in the State and had no co-morbid conditions.
The ration shop workers arrived from Chennai on a two wheeler and were screened at Vanjiyur on Thursday night.
As many as 52 slums in the city have been identified as containment zones
Chennai’s total tally rises to 4,882 and death toll increases to 39
After the massive spread in North Chennai lately, the city corporation has initiated intensive testing in slums as the cases are more there.