11 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Wednesday: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that 11 new coronavirus positive cases have been confirmed in Kerala.
Among the new cases reported, 7 are from Kannur, 2 are from Kozhikode while one each are from Malappuram and Kottayam districts. One patient from Palakkad has turned negative, the CM added.
Among the new patients, 5 had returned from abroad while 3 developed the disease through contact. One of the two COVID-19 patients in Kozhikode is a female health worker.
Two house surgeons at Kozhikode Medical College have been tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. One of them is from Kannur district. The duo had returned to Kerala by train.
Till date 437 people in Kerala have been infected by COVID-19 and 127 are under treatment at various hospitals.
The Chief Minister welcomed the ordinance approved by the union government making acts of violence against them as cognizable and non-bailable offences.
As of Wednesday, 29,150 persons are under observation in the state. Among this 28,804 are at houses and 346 at hospitals.
On Wednesday alone, 95 persons were admitted to hospitals. So far 20,821 samples have been sent for testing out of which 19,998 have turned negative, CM added.
At present, the most number of COVID-19 patients are in Kannur district, Pinarayi Vijayan said and added that stringent restrictions have been enforced in the district besides intensifying police checking.
The measures have started showing benefits, the CM added.