Of the total reported cases of 96,438 as on Wednesday morning, only 12,852 are active, which is just 156 active cases per lakh population. According to data from the Greater Chennai Corporation, it was 167 active cases per lakh population on July 24. The city’s population is around 82.16 lakhs.
Among the 15 zones in the Corporation, Tondiarpet and Royapuram that were the worst affected during the initial days have the lowest active case incidence of 93 and 108 per lakh population respectively. Against the population of 6.77 lakh and 7.45 lakh, the zones have only 634 and 808 active cases.
Except for Ambattur zone that has 21 per cent active cases, all the other zones have less than 20 per cent active cases. Though population is high at Anna Nagar (7.24 lakh), Teynampet (9.06 lakh) and Kodambakkam (8.78 lakh), the thee hotspots in the city, their active cases are only 13 per cent, 10 per cent and 16 per cent respectively.
However, Kodambakkam and Anna Nagar have the second and third highest active case incidence of 209 and 201 respectively. Valasaravakkam with 258 is on top – it has 1,005 active cases against 3.89 lakh population.
Meanwhile, Chennai’s toll crossed 2,000, with 2,056 deaths till Wednesday. This works out to 2.13 per cent mortality rate. Proportional to the number of cases, Teynampet zone has reported highest number of deaths at 313 or 3 per cent mortality rate.