In a positive sign, the vaccination rate of the city'spopulation with first dose is on upward trend as the rate crossed 37,500. Thismeans, more than 37,500 persons per one lakh population are partially immunisedwith first dose.
According to Greater Chennai Corporation data, as many as30,91,013 persons in the city have received their first dose of Covishield andCovaxin vaccines as of Sunday evening. Considering the estimated population ofChennai, which is 82,16,736, the rate of first dose inoculation is 37,168.
Until July 25, only 21,70,973 persons received their firstdoses. The rate of first dose vaccination during that period was 26,421.
Interestingly, Manali zone has the highest first dosevaccination rate with 84,074. Of the estimated population, which is 1,02,160 inthe zone, as many as 85,891 persons received their first doses. On the otherhand, rate of first dose vaccination is lowest in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar zone as thecentral region that abuts north region registered a rate of only 25,800.