Tamil Nadu Telangana Assembly Elections COVID-19 February 8, 9 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 464 positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state tally to 8,42,261. Among these, Chennai reported 143 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,32,464. The state recorded four deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 12,383. All four of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 495 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,25,520.
As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 4354. Till date, 5,08,997 males, 3,33,230 females and 34 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.
Former AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala on Monday returned to Tamil Nadu, having served a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case, with crowds giving her a rousing reception all along the way from Bengaluru to Chennai. As a nervous AIADMK government watched people greeting her with the official party flag, Sasikala promised she would be returning to “active politics”. Her convoy consisting dozens of vehicles left Bengaluru in the morning but hadn’t reached Chennai till late in the night, as huge gatherings at almost all major towns made her 340-km trip longer. She stopped to give brief speeches at several places, saying the AIADMK was “in jitters” over her, and that she would never yield to “suppression”.