26 new COVID-19 hotspots in Kerala; total 318
Thiruvananthapuram: On a day when Kerala reported a record number of 821 COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday, 26 areas were identified as hotspots. With this, the total number of hotspots in the state increased to 318.
In Thrissur district, Koratty (containment zone ward 1), Thannyam (9, 10), Kadavaloor (18), Karalam (13, 14) and Thrissur corporation (49) were identified as new hotspots. In Pathanamthitta district, Vadasserikkara (1), Kunnamthanam (5, 8), Niranam (13), Pallickal (3) and Pazhavangadi (12, 13, 14) were added to the list of hotspots.
In Kannur, Thillankeri (10), Irikkur (4), Cheruthazham (14) and Naduvil (17) were turned hotspots of the virus. Meanwhile, all wards in Chithara, Kummil and Kadakkal in Kollam district were identified as hotspots.
Maradu municipality (23, 24, 25), Mulanthuruthy (7) and Mookkannoor (7) in Ernakulam and Pattambi municipality (all wards) and Ottapalam municipality (18) in Palakkad were named as the new hotspots.
Vechoor (3) and Maravanthuruthu (11, 12) in Kottayam, Vellamunda (9) in Wayanad and Devikulangara (13) in Alappuzha were also identified as hotspots.
Meanwhile, 7 regions were removed from the list of hotspots. 3 areas in Kannur namely Cherukunnu (containment zone 12), Pinarayi (9), Kuttiattoor (13), Ezhome (7) and Matool (10) were removed from the list. In Thrissur, Arimbur (5) and Athirappilly (4) were also excluded from the list of hotspots.