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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 193 new COVID-19 cases on Monday while 126 recovered from the virus, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a virtual press conference.
The state has been recording over 100 virus cases for the last 18 days.
Out of the total 193 people tested positive, 92 had returned from abroad while 65 returned from other states. 35 contracted the disease through contact. Kerala reported two deaths – Muhammad (82) who died at the Manjeri Medical College and Yousuf Saifudhin (66) who died at Ernakulam Medical College.
Malappuram district recorded the highest number on Monday with 35 positive cases. There are 11 cases in Kollam, 15 in Alappuzha, 14 in Thrissur, 11 in Kannur, 25 in Ernakulam, 7 in Thiruvananthapuram, 8 in Palakkad, 6 in Kottayam, 15 in Kozhikode, 6 in Kasaragod, 26 in Pathanamthitta, 6 in Idukki and 8 in Wayanad.
Out of the 167 patients who tested negative, 7 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 10 are from Kollam, 27 are from Pathanamthitta, 7 are from Alappuzha, 11 are from Kottayam, 16 each are from Ernakulam and Thrissur, 33 are from Palakkad, 13 are from Malappuram, 5 are from Kozhikode, 10 are from Kannur while 12 are from Kasaragod.
So far, 5,622 people have tested positive for the virus. Among them 2,252 are undergoing treatment.
1,83,291 people are under observation in the state, out of which 2,075 are in hospitals. 384 people were taken to the hospitals on Monday. 9,927 samples were tested in the last 24 hours in Kerala, the CM said.