Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News May 3, 4 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 21,228 positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state tally to 12,49,292. Among these, Chennai reported 6228 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 3,58,573. The state recorded 144 deaths on Tuesday, putting the state toll at 14,612. 110 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 19,112 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 11,09,450.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won four seats in Tamil Nadu this time, making it eligible to enter the legislative Assembly for the first time in 20 years. While some of their big leaders lost this time, the saffron party has won in Nagercoil, Coimbatore (South), Modakurichi and Tirunelveli. Veteran leader MR Gandhi, BJP’s national women’s wing president Vanathi Srinivasan, former minister Nayinar Nagendran and CK Saraswathi managed to better their opponents.