Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News April 21, 22 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 11,681 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 10,25,059. Among these, Chennai reported 3750 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,94,073. The state recorded 53 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 13,258. Fifty of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 7071 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,27,440.
There was tension in Telangana as Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who had tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend, was brought to Yashoda Hospital at Somajiguda for medical check-ups. Although Rao, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday with mild symptoms, was in isolation at his farmhouse at Erraveli in Siddipet District, his personal physician Dr MV Rao suggested a chest scan and the 67-year-old CM and was brought to the Yashoda Hospital at Somajiguda. Even as KCR was brought to the hospital, Opposition leaders and people in general wished him a quick recovery. Special prayers were held at several temples and churches in Hyderabad and Secunderabad for the CM’s good health.