The triple lockdown in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala was extended to another week even as the state continued to have a rise in covid 19 cases through contact, which signified a community spread like situation.
Addressing mediamen, state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state on Friday, July 10, reported 416 new positive cases even as 112 patients under treatment got recovered. Among the positive cases, 204 are of local transmission, which the health officials say was a matter of grave concern.
The chief Minister said that 123 persons who came back from foreign countries and 51 from other states were among the positive cases.
“It is a day when the number of people infected through contact has increased more than the number of people coming from outside. This is a dangerous situation where contact cases are increasing especially those without known sources of infection. There is no community spread yet but super spread which is a step towards community spread,” he said.
When 129 persons in Thiruvananthapuram district were tested positive, 50 was tested the same in Alappuzha. Malappuram district had 41 positive cases, Pathanamthitta, 32, Kollam and Palakkad districts 28 each, Kannur district 23, Ernakulam district 20, Thrissur and Kasargod districts 17 each, Kozhikode and Idukki districts 12 each, Kottayam district reported seven positive cases.
Of the 129 persons tested positive in Thiruvananthapuram, 122 persons got infected through contact. 21 persons in Malappuram district, 15 each in Kollam and Ernakulam districts, 11 in Kasargod district, seven in Kozhikode district, five in Pathanamthitta district, four in Alappuzha district, two in Idukki district and one each in Kottayam and Thrissur districts were infected through contact. In addition, 35 ITBP personnel in Alappuzha district, two BSF personnel in Thrissur district and a CISF personnel in Kannur district were also infected.