10 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Saturday: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that 10 new coronavirus positive cases have been confirmed in Kerala. He was speaking to the media after the coronavirus evaluation meeting here.
Out of the 10 positive cases confirmed on Saturday, 7 are from Kannur, 2 are from Kasaragod while one is from Kozhikode district. While only one out of the 3 new cases had returned from abroad, 7 developed the disease through contact.
19 people tested negative on Saturday. Among them, 9 are from Kasaragod, 4 are from Palakkad, 3 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 2 are from Idukki and one is from Thrissur district.
Till date 373 people in Kerala have been infected by COVID-19 and 228 are under treatment at various hospitals.
As on Saturday, 1,23,490 persons are under observation in the state. Among this 1,22,676 are at houses and 814 at hospitals.
On Saturday alone, 201 persons were admitted to hospitals. So far 14,163 samples have been sent for testing out of which 12,818 have turned negative, CM added.
Pinarayi Vijayan also shared the pleasant news of a couple, who were cured of COVID-19 after undergoing treatment at the Kannur Government Medical College in Pariyaram were blessed with a baby.
“The mother, a native of Kasaragod and the child are doing well,” the CM said while congratulating the couple and appreciating the health officials.