Even as the number of COVID-19 cases is going up in the city, Tamil Development Minister K Pandiarajan on Tuesday claimed that the daily growth rate of the active cases at Tondiarpet has reduced from 6 per cent to 1.5 per cent in last fortnight.
As on Monday, the total number of positive cases in Tondiarpet stood at 5,227 as against the city’s total of 42,785 cases. Of the positive cases in the zone, 2,347 are undergoing treatment while 2,796 recovered and 84 passed away. On June 9, the total cases in the zone were 3,019, with 1,908 active cases and 26 deaths.
When a social media user pointed out that active cases growth rate will reduce because of more recoveries, the minister pointed out that testing in Tondiarpet zone has been increased by three-fold over the last fortnight but still the average daily new cases have remained at 158, a notch less than the previous fortnight. “Tracing, testing, tracking, treating & technology is working synergistically on the ground in @chennaicorp,” he tweeted.