Kerala on Saturday, July 11, reported the highest spike of 488 coronavirus cases in a day, which included 234 infections through contact.
Sharing the details at his daily press meet, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the situation was very serious. “We are moving towards a very serious condition. The figures available today are indicative of an increase in the spread of the disease across the state. Daily cases are on the rise, the numbers of contact cases are also increasing and there are several cases without any known source of infection. Super spread is already there and this can any moment become a community spread which we should avoid at all cost. It is also a matter of concern that the situation is very grim in coastal areas,” he said.
Alappuzha district had the highest 87 positive cases on Saturday. The capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, where a triple lockdown is issued, reported 69 positive cases. Pathanamthitta district had 54 positive cases, Malappuram district 51, Palakkad48, Ernakulam district 47, Thrissur district 29, Kannur district 19, Kollam and Kasargod districts 18 each, Kozhikode district 17, Kottayam district 15 Wayanad district 11 and Idukki district reported five positive cases.
Fifty seven people in Thiruvananthapuram district got the disease through contact. Alappuzha district had 51 contact cases, Ernakulam 35, Pathanamthitta 29, Malappuram 21, Kozhikode 10, Kollam nine, Kasargod district seven, Thrissur and Kottayam districts had four each contact cases and Kannur district had one such case,.
Three health workers were also infected, one each in Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki districts. In addition, four DSC employees from Kannur district, two ITBP personnel in Alappuzha district, a BSF jawan each in Thrissur and Palakkad districts were infected with the disease.
At present, there are 1,82,050 people under surveillance in various districts of the state, 1,78,356 under home or institutional quarantine and 3,694 isolated in hospitals. 570 people were hospitalised today.
16 new places were designated as hotspots today while 15 were excluded from the list. There are a total of 195 hotspots now in Kerala.