75 COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Wednesday; 90 test negative


The CM started the press meet by condoling the death of 20 Army personnel in Ladakh. He also condoled the death of Keralites in other parts of the country and abroad.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala confirmed 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday while 90 tested negative, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He was addressing the media after a coronavirus review meeting here.

The CM started the press meet by condoling the death of 20 Army personnel in Ladakh. He also condoled the death of Keralites in other parts of the country and abroad.

Out of the new cases, 14 are from Kollam district, 11 are from Malappuram, 9 are from Kasaragod, 8 are from Thrissur, 6 each are from Palakkad and Kozhikode, 5 are from Ernakulam, 3 each are from Thiruvananthapuram and Wayanad, 4 each are from Kottayam and Kannur while 1 each are from Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha.

53 of the 75 cases had returned from abroad while 19 had returned from other states (Maharashtra – 8, Tamil Nadu - 4, Delhi – 5, Andhra Pradesh - 1, Gujarat -1). 3 persons contracted the virus through contact, the CM said.

The 90 persons who tested negative on Wednesday include 10 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 4 from Kollam, 5 from Pathanamthitta, 16 from Alappuzha, 3 from Kottayam, 2 from Ernakulam, 11 from Thrissur, 24 from Palakkad, 14 from Kozhikode, 1 from Kannur.

Till date, 2,697 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala. At present, there are 1,351 active coronavirus cases in the state.

As many as 1,25,307 persons are kept under observation out of which 1,23,318 are in home/institutional quarantine while 1,989 are in hospitals. 203 persons were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, the CM said.

A total of 5,874 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, the CM said and added that 1,22,466 samples including augmented samples were sent for the test till date. Out of this, 3,019 results are awaited.

Out of the 33,559 samples collected through sentinel surveillance 32,300 tested negative. The number of hotspots in the state remains at 110, the CM added.

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