3 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Monday: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that 3 new coronavirus positive cases have been confirmed in Kerala. He was speaking to the media after the coronavirus evaluation meeting here.
Out of the 3 positive cases confirmed on Monday, 2 are from Kannur while one is from Palakkad district. While one out of the 3 new cases had returned from abroad, the others developed the disease through contact.
The CM started the press meet by extending Vishu and Ambedkar Jayanti greetings. He requested the public, especially the children, to donate this year’s ‘vishukkaineettam’ to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).
19 people were tested negative on Monday. Among them, 12 are from Kasaragod, 3 each from Pathanamthitta and Thrissur and one from Kannur district.
Till date 378 people in Kerala have been infected by COVID-19 and 178 are under treatment at various hospitals.
As on Monday, 1,12,183 persons are under observation in the state. Among this 1,11,468 are at houses and 715 at hospitals.
On Monday alone, 86 persons were admitted to hospitals. So far 15,683 samples have been sent for testing out of which 14,829 have turned negative, CM added.
The CM clarified that the number of new COVID-19 cases have reduced in Kerala while number of people being cured has increased. “This situation has created an impression among several centres that restrictions can be relaxed. This is dangerous,” Pinarayi Vijayan said.
“Lockdown is continuing in the country and the PM will address the nation regarding it on Tomorrow morning. Kerala will take further decisions based on this. But this is not yet the time to relax. Carelessness and public gathering will invite danger and could even lead to social spreading of coronavirus. Hence, we must strictly continue with the restrictions,” the CM said.