13 new COVID-19 positive cases in Kerala on Monday: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that 13 new coronavirus positive cases have been confirmed in Kerala. He was speaking to the media after the coronavirus evaluation meeting here.
Kerala has been able to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But the global situation is saddening. So far 18 Keralites have died in other countries, the CM said and expressed condolences over the deaths.
Out of the 13 positive cases confirmed on Monday, 9 are from Kasaragod, 2 are from Malappuram while one each are from Kollam and Pathanamthitta.
Out of the 9 new cases in Kasaragod, 6 had returned from abroad while 3 developed the disease through contact.
The three patients from Malappuram and Kollam were attendees of Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin in New Delhi, he added. The Pathanamthitta native developed the disease while he was abroad.
Till date 327 people in Kerala have been affected by COVID-19 and 266 are under treatment at various hospitals. As on Monday, 1,52,804 persons are under observation in the state. Among this 1,52,009 are at houses and 795 at hospitals.
On Monday alone, 122 persons were admitted to hospitals. So far 10,717 samples have been sent for testing out of which 9,607 have turned negative, CM added. One person each from Kollam, Kannur and Thrissur districts have been tested negative on Monday.
The Kasaragod district Medical College started functioning as a COVID-19 hospital. This was achieved in a matter of four days, CM said.