40 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Wednesday; 10 test negative
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 40 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while 10 tested negative, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said while addressing the media after a coronavirus review meeting here.
Out of the new cases, 10 are from Kasaragod district, 8 are from Palakkad, 7 are from Alappuzha, 4 are form Kollam, 3 each are from Pathanamthitta and Wayanad, 2 each are from Kozhikode and Ernakulam while 1 is from Kannur district.
Out of the 40 coronavirus positive cases, 9 had returned from abroad. 28 had returned from other states (Maharashtra – 16, Tamil Nadu – 5, Telangana -1, Delhi – 3, Andhra Pradesh -1, Uttar Pradesh -1, Karnataka - 1). 3 people developed the disease through contact.
Out of the 10 negative cases, 6 are from Malappuram district, 1 each is from Wayanad and Alappuzha while 2 are from Kasaragod district.
Till date 1,003 persons have been confirmed with the disease out of which 445 are under treatment while 552 have recovered.
At present, 1,07,832 persons are kept under isolation in the state – 1,06,940 in home or institutional quarantines and 892 in hospitals. As many as 229 persons were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday.
Kerala has tested 58,866 samples (including augmented samples) till date out of which 56,558 have tested negative. Also out of the 9,095 samples tested as part of sentinel surveillance, 8,541 samples tested negative.
There are 13 new hotspots in Kerala - 10 in Palakkad (Chittur-Thathamangalam, Polpully, Nellaya, Pattithara, Shoranur municipality, Parudur, Kuzhalmannam, Vilayur, Peringottukurissi and Tarur) and 3 in Thiruvananthapuram (Kulathoor, Navaikulam, Nellanad). With this the total number of hotspots in the state increased to 81.