7 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Monday; no negative case
Thiruvananthapuram: Seven new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state on Monday while none have recovered, Health Minister K. K. Shailaja said.
Among the new cases, 4 are from Kasaragod while one each are from Wayanad, Malappuram and Palakkad districts, a release from the Health Minister’s office said.
The officials on Monday declared Nenmeni panchayat in Wayanad as a new hotspot. With this the total number of hotspots in the state increased to 34.
All four patients in Kasaragod had returned from Maharashtra the other day. The patient in Palakkad had returned from Chennai, while the patient in Malappuram had returned from Kuwait the other day. The patient in Wayanad developed the disease through contact.
Till date 519 persons have tested positive for the disease. While 489 people recovered, 27 are under treatment.
Until Sunday, 1,307 people had returned from abroad. Among them, 650 are under home quarantine while 641 are at COVID care centres. 16 persons have been admitted to hospitals. Among the 1,307 people, 229 are pregnant women.
There are a total of 27,986 people under observation in the state with 27,545 in houses and 441 in hospitals, the Health Minister added. 157 people were admitted to hospitals on Monday.
So far, 37,858 samples were sent to the labs for testing out of which 37,098 have been confirmed as negative, he said.
As part of Sentinel Surveillance, 3,842 samples from priority groups including health workers and other state labourers were sent for testing out of which 3,791 results came out negative, the press release said.