Tamil Nadu Telangana Assembly Elections COVID-19 April 7, 8 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 3986 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 9,11,110. Among these, Chennai reported 1459 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 2,57,851. The state recorded 17 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 12,821. Fourteen of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. A total of 1824 patients were discharged following treatment, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,70,546.
As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 27,743. Till date, 5,49,952 males, 3,61,122 females and 36 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.
The only two remaining Telugu Desam Party Legislators in Telangana Wednesday evening joined the ruling party and merged the TDP Legislature Party (TDPLP) into Telangana Rashtra Samithi Legislature Party (TRSLP). Mecha Nageshwara Rao who represents Ashwaraopet constituency and Sandra Venkata Veeraiah who represents Sathupalli were the only MLAs in Telangana Legislative Assembly to have won on TDP tickets. On Wednesday, Nageshwara Rao maintained that he could not do justice to the people of his constituency in the last two and a half years, and being the ruling party’s MLA could help him serve the people better.