With more people coming from abroad and other states, Kerala has been seeing a surge in covid cases and the positive cases today, June 2, stood at 86.
Of the new cases, 46 persons came from abroad (Kuwait-21, UAE-16, Saudi Arabia-6, Maldives-1, Qatar-1 & Oman-1) and 26 are returnees from other states (Maharashtra-9, Tamil Nadu-7, Karnataka-5, Delhi-3, Gujarat-1 & Rajasthan-1), State Health Minister K K Shylaja said.
Ashe said that 12 people, including a health worker in Palakkad district, got infected through primary contact. The sample of a 77-year-old Christian priest who was undergoing treatment at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College for serious respiratory infection and died today also tested positive, she added.
Of the 86 positive cases, fifteen people are from Malappuram district, 10 from Alappuzha, nine from Kasargod, eight from Kollam, seven from Thiruvananthapuram, six each from Kottayam, Thrissur and Wayanad districts, five each in Palakkad, Kozhikode and Kannur districts, three from Ernakulam district and one from Pathanamthitta district.
Meanwhile, 19 patients who were undergoing treatment for Coronavirus tested negative today. As of now, 627 people have been cured of Covid in the state and 774 patients are still under treatment.
About 1.47 lakh people are under surveillance in various districts. Of these, 1,45,670 are under observation at their homes or institutional quarantine centres and 1,340 are isolated in hospitals. 200 persons were hospitalised today.
In the last 24 hours, 2,421 samples were sent for testing. Till now, samples of 71,068 individuals (including the augmented samples) have been sent for testing.
One place in Malappuram district was declared as hotspot today and the total hotspots in t6he state now stand at 122.
The state has received 1,43,989 people from other states and abroad till now.