Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News April 26, 27 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 15,684 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 10,97,672. Among these, Chennai reported 4250 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 3,14,074. The state recorded 94 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 13,651. Eighty of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 13,625 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,76,876.
Terming the differential price mechanism in the vaccine procurement “inherently unfair,” Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding measures from the Centre to “procure and supply the entire required quantity of vaccine for administering all groups including those in the age group of 18 to 45.” The letter written by Palaniswami criticised the system asking states to procure vaccines at predetermined prices.