Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News August 7, 8 Highlights: DMK MLA from Thanjavur, T K G Neelamegam tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. He has been admitted to Thanjavur Medical College Hospital for treatment.
With this, a total of 27 legislators have tested positive for the state till now. 11 from AIADMK, 13 from DMK, one from AICC and two from independent parties have tested positive till date, with two legislators having recovered and one DMK MLA having succumbed to the virus in May.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 5880 positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state tally to 2,85,024. Among these, Chennai reported 984 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,07,109. Chennai recorded less than 1000 cases for the first time in months.
Tamil Nadu recorded 119 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 4690. 115 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 52,759.