1 new COVID-19 case in Kerala on Wednesday: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that one new coronavirus positive case has been confirmed in Kerala. He was speaking to the media after the coronavirus evaluation meeting here.
The patient is a native of Kannur developed the disease through contact, the CM added.
7 people were tested negative on Wednesday. Among them, 4 are from Kasaragod, 2 are from Kozhikode while 3 are from Kollam district.
Till date 387 people in Kerala have been infected by COVID-19 and 167 are under treatment at various hospitals.
Out of the 387 COVID-19 positive cases in Kerala, 264 returned from abroad and other states. 8 among them are foreigners. As many as 114 developed the disease through contact.
Out of the COVID-19 positive cases in Kerala, 5 are from Alappuzha, 21 are from Ernakulam, 10 are from Idukki, 80 are from Kannur, 167 are from Kasaragod, 9 are from Kollam, 3 are from Kottayam, 16 are from Kozhikode, 21 are from Malappuram, 8 are from Palakkad, 17 are from Pathanamthitta, 14 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 13 are from Thrissur and 3 are from Wayanad.
As on Wednesday, 97,464 persons are under observation in the state. Among this 96,942 are at houses and 522 at hospitals.
On Wednesday alone, 86 persons were admitted to hospitals. So far 16,475 samples have been sent for testing out of which 16,002 have turned negative, CM added.
Pinarayi Vijayan also said that Kerala had the highest rate of COVID-19 patients recovering and leaving hospital. So far, 218 people were cured of coronavirus in the state.