EVEN as Chennai combats over 50,000 active Covid-19 cases, almost 31,000 of the city’s 39,537 streets remain free from the infection. All the 50,000 cases is concentrated in about 8,000 streets, meaning every street averages 6-7 cases, according to January 14 data.
In mid-September, when the city had fewer than 2,000 active Covid-19 cases, the positive cases were scattered across 850 streets with every street averaging two cases.
According to on field corporation staff, the concentration of a large number of Covid-19 cases on few streets may indicate lax home isolation, especially in the period between the onset of symptoms and receipt of test results. The virus is quickly to be passed on to family members and neighbours at this time.
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