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%.
Corporation officials said that the priority now is to bring down the mortality rate to 1.5 percent in the coming weeks.
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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.
A Chennai Corporation official said that there have been backlogs in the last few days due to overload in labs.
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As per ICMR guidelines, all deaths of COVID patients are counted irrespective of underlying or antecedent causes.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
As four government hospitals in the city are filled fully, the Health Department is trying to add additional beds and appointing more doctors.
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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.
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.