Chennai coronavirus

One-fifth of Chennai's population exposed to virus that causes COVID-19, finds sero survey 

Of the 12,405 individuals, across 51 wards, tested for antibody against SARS-CoV-2, 2,673 people had evidence of exposure with a seroprevalence of 21.5%.

published on : 1st September 2020

Chennai sees drop in Covid-19 cases as number of the cured rises

Corporation officials said that the priority now is to bring down the mortality rate to 1.5 percent in the coming weeks.

published on : 10th August 2020

Woes on wheels: Chennai ambulance drivers on COVID-19 duty tell stories

With inadequate PPE kits, gruelling work hours and threat of infection, ambulance crew find themselves caught in the epicentre of the coronavirus...

published on : 9th August 2020

Coronavirus pandemic: 84 per cent patients in Chennai discharged till date

Between July 18 and 27, 13,683 people have been discharged, which is higher than the 12,329 new positive cases recorded in the same period.

published on : 29th July 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

Tamil Nadu records 5,849 new COVID-19 cases, toll rises to 3,144 after inclusion of 444 unaccounted Chennai deaths

As per ICMR guidelines, all deaths of COVID patients are counted irrespective of underlying or antecedent causes. 

published on : 22nd July 2020

Chennai tests a new high of 14,030 people as Covid positivity rate dips

Chennai's tests have accounted for 27 percent of the State’s test on Sunday while overall, Chennai has neared 5 lakh tests whereas the State has tested 18.55 lakh people.

published on : 20th July 2020

In Chennai's Kodambakkam, COVID-19 containment zones go up by 10 times in just five days

While the steep rise may be a cause of worry for some residents in the zone, the data may not be an indication of increasing clusters.

published on : 12th July 2020

‘No virus can get me when my husband is here, she said; and yet I could not save her’

Ariyanayaki and Alex met in 1991 when Alex would visit his cousin’s house in Pallavan Salai, Gandhi Nagar.

published on : 28th June 2020

Blood donor, entrepreneur, loving husband: Chennai’s family struggles to come to terms with man’s death

My happiness knew no bounds. He has been working in Delhi as an entrepreneur for 15 years and visits us once every two months.

published on : 28th June 2020

74-year-old COVID-19 positive man 'missing' in Chennai for over 12 days, son seeks help from public

The man, Adikesavan, tested positive for coronavirus on June 10 and was taken for a screening the next day subsequently to Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, from where he went missing.

published on : 23rd June 2020

Chennai Corporation forms COVID-19 response team to strengthen micro-level containment 

Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said the job of the micro-level team is to conduct fever camps in the wards, do door-to-door check ups and focus on elderly population.

published on : 14th June 2020

As cases spike in Chennai, hundreds of new doctors appointed

As four government hospitals in the city are filled fully, the Health Department is trying to add additional beds and appointing more doctors.

published on : 11th June 2020

Identifying the vulnerable, early testing & treatment at quarantine centre - How Chennai is tackling corona spurt

Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said the vulnerable will be monitored for 7-10 days at the quarantine centre and get early treatment if symptoms come up.

published on : 1st June 2020

804 new cases: Chennai’s tally grows by leaps and bounds

Except for a 39-year-old with chronic kidney disease, rest of the people who died were aged above 50 and all of them had comorbid conditions.

published on : 1st June 2020
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