Kerala positive: no let up in covid cases

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Kerala on Monday (May 25) reported 49 new corona cases taking the total confirmed covid cases to 896. The state has been witnessing an increase in the covid cases after people started to come back from abroad and other states.

While 14 persons were reported positive in the Kasargod district and ten in Kannur district, five persons each were confirmed to be infected with Covid 19 in   Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad districts. Four were reported Corona positive in Kozhikode district, three each in Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts, two each in Kollam and Kottayam districts and one in Idukki district.

Twenty five infected persons had reached Kerala from others states (Maharashtra-17, Tamil Nadu-4, Delhi-1 & Karnataka-2). Eighteen persons from other countries (UAE-13, Oman-2, Saudi Arabia-1, Maldives-1 and Kuwait-1) were also tested positive. Six cases of local transmission including a health worker in Thiruvananthapuram and two remand prisoners in Kannur district were also reported in the state.

State Health Minister K K Shylaja said that 12 patients under treatment for Coronavirus tested negative. Six patients in Kasaragod district, two in Kollam district, and one each in Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram and Wayanad districts were cured of the infection. So far, 532 patients have recovered from Covid, she said.

She also pointed out that 99,278 people are under quarantine. Of these, 98,486 are under surveillance in their homes or institutional quarantine centres and 792 are isolated in hospitals.

She also said that 1,861 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, So far, samples from 54,899 people have been sent for testing and the results of 53,704 samples are negative, she added. Apart from this, as part of sentinel surveillance of high-risk group consisting of healthcare workers, migrant labourers and those with higher public exposure, 8,110 samples were tested. Out of these, 7,994 samples have come negative.

Four new places were declared as hotspots on Monday – one in Kannur district and four in Palakkad district. There are 59 hotspots in the State now.

Till date, 97,247 persons have arrived in Kerala from foreign countries and other States – 8,390 through airports, 1,621 through the seaport, 4,558 by train and 82,678 through check posts by road.

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