Chennai coronavirus

Active COVID-19 cases in Chennai at 4.5 per cent; celebrate festivals with precautions, say experts

With the 15 Corporation zones recording less than 1,000 cases, active cases in Chennai has now come down to  4.5 per cent.

published on : 27th October 2020

Koyambedu vegetable market reopens after five months of shutdown in Chennai

In a bid to avoid a repeat of the COVID-19 outbreak in the market, only retail traders have been allowed in the market.

published on : 27th September 2020

Over 86 per cent of COVID-19 patients recover in Chennai, active cases drop to 11.3 percent

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.

published on : 4th August 2020

COVID-19: Backlogs may cause further challenges in Chennai as testing ramped up

A Chennai Corporation official said that there have been backlogs in the last few days due to overload in labs.

published on : 24th July 2020

Encouraging fall in Chennai's COVID-19 positivity rate, but can the trend hold? 

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.

published on : 8th July 2020

Anna University disagrees to make more room for COVID-19 wards on campus

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.

published on : 18th June 2020

127 missing COVID-19 patients traced by Chennai cops, 150 more yet to be found

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

published on : 16th June 2020

TN secretariat staff worried after 23 of them test COVID-19 positive

The staff has requested the government to reduce the number of employees at work. Test results of a few more IAS officers are awaited.  

published on : 4th June 2020

Chennai records highest daily spike with 1012 COVID-19 cases, eight more die

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.

published on : 3rd June 2020

Industries in Chennai grapple with staff crunch, sharp rise in prices of raw materials

The 17 industrial estates in Chennai, which resumed work after two months are now grappling with staff shortage and costly raw materials.

published on : 28th May 2020

Late admissions causing COVID-19 deaths in those without co-morbid conditions?

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.

published on : 27th May 2020

Two ration workers from Chennai test coronavirus positive in Nagapattinam

The ration shop workers arrived from Chennai on a two wheeler and were screened at Vanjiyur on Thursday night.

published on : 17th May 2020

Slum-focussed strategy to reign in Corona: Chennai Corporation

As many as 52 slums in the city have been identified as containment zones

published on : 13th May 2020

Seven more die of COVID in Chennai as cases rise by 510

Chennai’s total tally rises to 4,882 and death toll increases to 39

published on : 13th May 2020

Seven more die in Chennai due to COVID-19 as cases rise by 510

After the massive spread in North Chennai lately, the city corporation has initiated intensive testing in slums as the cases are more there.

published on : 12th May 2020
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