Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News April 23 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 12,652 positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 10,37,711. Among these, Chennai reported 3789 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,97,814. The state recorded 59 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 13,317. Fifty one of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 7526 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,34,966.
Telangana has been witnessing a sharp increase in the number of micro containment zones ever since the state health department began to share the data for the first time since the pandemic began. The number rose from 363 to 495 zones in the last couple of days. As of April 22, there are as many as 495 active micro containment zones across the state, a maximum of them in the state capital.