3 health workers, 1 media person among 10 COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Wednesday
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed that 10 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the state on Wednesday.
Out of the 10 patients, 3 are health workers while one is a media person, the CM said while addressing the media after the corona review meeting here.
Out of the 10 new patients, 6 are from Kollam, while two each are from Thiruvananthapuram and Kasaragod districts.
Out of the 6 patients in Kollam, 5 had developed the disease through contact while one person had returned from Andhra Pradesh.
In Thiruvananthapuram, one patient developed the disease through contact while the other had returned from Tamil Nadu. In Kasaragod, both patients developed the disease through contact, the CM said.
Among the 10 persons who recovered from COVID-19 on Wednesday, 3 each are from Kannur, Kozhikode and Kasaragod districts while one is from Pathanamthitta.
The media person who was tested positive is attached to a visual media house in Kasaragod, the CM said and reiterated the need for media persons to exercise caution while reporting. The CM urged media persons to ensure safety while collecting information.
So far 495 confirmed cases have been reported in the state. Among them, 123 patients are under treatment at various hospitals.
A total of 20,673 people are under observation in the state. Among them 20,172 are placed under home quarantine and 501 are admitted in hospitals.
On Wednesday, 84 people with suspected symptoms were admitted to hospitals. Among the 24,952 samples tested so far, 23,880 have turned negative.
The results of samples, including three from Idukki which were sent for tests on Tuesday, are yet to be received, the CM said.