According to the Corporation, the average of seven days compounded average growth rate for the last seven days in Chennai is -0.2 per cent on July 6 while it was 1.6 per cent on July 5.
The data shared by the civic body in its Twitter page shows that eight of the 15 zones in the Corporation have recorded negative growth of new cases. Four of the five zones in the north region of the Corporation have registered negative trends. Royapuram, Thiru Vi Ka Nagar and Tondiarpet, which were recording high numbers of cases, have recorded negative growth.
However, Perungudi zone has recorded the highest growth rate of 10.9 per cent for new cases while the Kodambakkam has seen 5.7 per cent growth. “As per the latest data, all the five zones in the north region have recorded negative growth following the efforts taken to reduce the case burden in the densely populated localities. Overall, the city has seen -1.7 per cent fall in the new cases in the last seven days,” a corporation official said.
On Tuesday, the Corporation recorded 1,203 new COVID19 cases as against the 1,747 cases a day before. The total cases in the city have touched 70,071 on July 7, while 24,052 persons are under treatment.
Corporation officials said that the number of active cases has come down in Royapuram and Tondiarpet zones after remaining a hotspot for the coronavirus outbreak which had resulted in a significant dip in the overall numbers. Officials added that it expected to improve further in the coming days.