Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News July 21, 22 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 1,872 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 25,43,040. Among these, Chennai reported 133 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,36,756. The state recorded 29 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 33,838. 26 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 2,475 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 24,83,676.
The opposition AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Thursday questioned the DMK government’s assertion that there was no oxygen-shortage related death in the state during the second Covid-19 wave, saying Chief Minister M K Stalin had stated otherwise in May. Referring to Minister for Medical and Family Welfare Ma Subramanian’s statement on Wednesday that Tamil Nadu recorded no such deaths, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam said it amounted to completely concealing truth. Recalling Stalin’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 7, hours after the DMK leader was sworn-in as CM, Panneerselvam recalled he had sought increased allocation of oxygen to the state in view of the demand.
“The contradiction, when the CM’s letter is compared to what the Health Minister said, is apparent. Now there is apprehension if all the data issued by the government is like this,” Pannerselvam said in a statement.