Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News 5, 6 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 5395 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 6,25,391. Among these, Chennai reported 1367 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,74,143.
Tamil Nadu recorded 62 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 9846. 59 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 5572 patients following treatment yesterday, putting the total number of recoveries at 5,69,664.
As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 45,881. Till date, 3,77,541 males, 2,47,819 females and 31 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.
The upcoming elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and other urban local bodies (ULBs) will be conducted using ballot paper, due to Covid-19 and other factors, the Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) announced Monday
The SEC had recently sought the opinions of political parties in this regard.
The term of the current GHMC council ends in February 2021 and elections are expected in December or January. The SEC is also mulling use of e-voting applications for senior citizens, disabled persons, and the poll personnel. If implemented, it would be a first in the country.