With 40 new coronavirus cases reported on May 27, the total positive cases in Kerala surpassed the 1000 mark.
“The total number of confirmed cases so far is 1,004 and 445 patients is now under treatment in different hospitals,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reports. Of the 40 new cases, ten were reported from Kasargod district, eight from Palakkad, seven from Alappuzha, four from Kollam, three each from Pathanamthitta and Wayanad districts, two each from Kozhikode and Ernakulam districts and one from Kannur district.
Of the newly confirmed cases, 28 persons came from other states (Maharashtra-16, Tamil Nadu-5, Delhi-3, Andhra Pradesh-1, Telangana-1, Karnataka-1 & Uttar Pradesh-1) and nine came from abroad (UAE-5, Saudi Arabia-2, Qatar-1 & UK-1). Three contracted the disease locally.
Meanwhile, ten patients under treatment for Coronavirus tested negative on May 27. Six patients in Malappuram district, two from Kasargod district, and one each in Alappuzha and Wayanad districts are those who recovered.
As many as 1,07,832 people are under observation in the State. Of these, 1,06,940 are under surveillance in their homes or in institutional quarantine centres and 892 are isolated in hospitals.
13 new places were declared hotspots on may 27 and the total number of hotspot stood at 81 now. Till now 1,05,368 people have come back to Kerala from abroad and other States.