24 more COVID-19 positive cases in Kerala on Wednesday,12 from Kasaragod: CM
Thiruvananthapuram: 24 more persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
With this the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Kerala rose to 265, among them 237 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals, the CM said while addressing the media after a coronavirus review meeting.
Among the 24 new cases reported on Wednesday, 12 are from Kasaragod district. Three are from Ernakulam, 2 each are from Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kannur while one is from Palakkad district, the CM said.
One each in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode districts have recovered from COVID-19, he added.
Out of the 24 positive cases on Wednesday, 9 had returned from abroad while the others developed the disease through contact.
As many as 1,64,130 people are under observation in the state. While 1,63,508 are under home isolation, 622 are admitted to various hospitals.
On Wednesday alone, 123 people have been admitted to various hospitals. As many as 7,965 samples have been sent to labs for testing while 7,256 have come out negative.
Answering a question from the other day, Pinarayi Vijayan said that out of the total COVID-19 positive cases in the state, 191 had returned from abroad while 7 among them are foreigners. As many as 67 persons developed COVID-19 through contact.
So far, 26 patients who were undergoing treatment have become negative for coronavirus. Four among them are foreigners, CM said.