Kerala Positive: 65 new cases; 1,238 patients under treatment

Challenges in Management of Covid-19

Kerala continued to have more covid cases with 65 new cases reported on Wednesday (June 10), taking the total patients with corona infection in the state to 1,238.

Of the fresh cases, 34 people have come from abroad (UAE-22, Kuwait-4, Oman-3, Nigeria-2, Russia-2 & Saudi Arabia-1) and 25 from other states (Maharashtra-9, Tamil Nadu-9, Delhi-3, Karnataka-1, Arunachal Pradesh-1, Gujarat-1 & Uttar Pradesh-1). Five patients were infected because of local transmission – two each in Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram districts, and one in Kozhikode district.

The infected persons included ten in Kozhikode district, nine in Thrissur district (including the dead person), seven in Malappuram, six each in Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad districts, four each in Kollam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Wayanad and Kannur districts, three each in Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts and one in Alappuzha district.

Meanwhile, the results of 57 patients who were under treatment came negative. Thirteen patients in Kannur district, 11 in Kasargod, seven in Alappuzha, six each in Pathanamthitta and Wayanad districts, four from Kollam district, three each in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode district, and two each in Kottayam and Ernakulam districts are those who have recovered. So far, 905 patients have been cured of Covid and 1,238 people are still under treatment across the State.

About 2.10 lakh people are under observation in the state. Of these, 2,08,748 are under surveillance at their homes or institutional quarantine centres and 1,844 are isolated in hospitals, an official release said.

It said that 4,689 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Till now, 98,304 samples (including augmented samples) have been sent for testing and 93,475 samples have come negative. Apart from this, 24,508 samples were collected from priority groups with more social exposure as part of Sentinel Surveillance and 22,950 samples turned negative. So far, a total of 1,31,006 samples were tested, including 6,364 repeat samples.

Five new places were declared as hotspots today taking the total to 163. One place each in Malappuram and Kasargod districts and three in Kottayam district are the new hotspots.

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