For the first time, Kerala breached the 1000 mark in coronavirus cases in a single day after it declared 1038 more positive cases on Wednesday. Meanwhile, State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan hinted that the state may have to go for complete lockdown again with the cases on the rise.
Briefing reporters in Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayan said that the situation was serious and the government was considering whether a complete lockdown should be imposed.
With 1,038 new coronavirus cases reported on Wednesday, the total number of people infected with Coronavirus stood at 15,032. Meanwhile, 1.59 lakh people are under observation. Of the 1,038 new coronavirus cases, 785 people were infected through contact. The Chief Minister said that the source of infection was not known in 57 cases. The increase of contact cases has been a serious concern and such cases were on a rise in the state for the last many days. One corona related death was also reported from Idukki.
The capital district of Thiruvananthapuram continued to record the largest number of infected people with 226 people reporting positive. While Kollam reported 133 cases, Alapppuzha recorded 120 positive cases. Kasargod reported 101 cases, Ernakulam 92, Malappuram 61, Thrissur 56, Idukki 53, Kottayam 51, Pathanamthitta and Kannur 43 each, Palakkad 34, Kozhikode 25 and Wayanad four.
Out of the 226 new cases in Thiruvananthapuram, 190 people contracted the virus through local transmission.