82 COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Wednesday; 24 test negative
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 82 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday while 24 tested negative, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said while speaking to the media after a coronavirus review meeting here.
Out of the new cases, 5 are health workers. 5 others developed the disease through contact, the history of one among them is yet to be clear. 53 had returned from abroad while 19 returned from other states.
Among the new cases 14 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 11 are from Malappuram, 9 are form Idukki, 8 are from Kottayam, 7 each are form Alappuzha and Kozhikode, 5 each are from Ernakulam, Palakkad and Kollam, 4 are from Thrissur, 3 are from Kasaragod, 2 each are from Kannur and Pathanamthitta.
Out of the 24 negative cases, 6 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 2 each are form Kollam and Kannur, 3 are from Kottayam, 1 each is form Thrissur and Alappuzha, 5 are form Kozhikode and 4 are from Kasaragod.
So far, Kerala has recorded 1,494 cases out of which 832 are undergoing treatment while 651 have recovered. Meanwhile, 1,60,304 are kept under observation with 1,58,864 in house/institutional quarantine while 1,440 in hospitals. 241 have been newly admitted to hospitals on Wednesday.
73,712 samples including augmented samples were sent for the test till date. Out of this 69,606 samples tested negative. Out of the 16,711 samples collected through sentinel surveillance, 15,264 tested negative, the CM said.
A total of 4,004 samples were tested on Wednesday, the CM said and added that the number of hotspots in the state has increased to 128.