9 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Wednesday: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that 9 new coronavirus positive cases have been confirmed in Kerala. He was speaking to the media after the coronavirus evaluation meeting here.
Out of the 9 positive cases confirmed on Wednesday, 4 are from Kannur, 2 are from Alappuzha, while one each are from Pathanamthitta, Thrissur and Kasaragod districts.
Out of the 9 new cases, 4 had returned from abroad while 2 were attendees of Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin in New Delhi. 3 developed the disease through contact.
13 persons tested negative on Wednesday. Among them 3 each are from Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur districts, 2 each are from Idukki, Kozhikode and Wayanad and one from Kannur district.
Till date 345 people in Kerala have been infected by COVID-19 and 259 are under treatment at various hospitals.
As on Wednesday, 1,40,474 persons are under observation in the state. Among this 1,39,725 are at houses and 749 at hospitals.
On Wednesday alone, 169 persons were admitted to hospitals. So far 11,986 samples have been sent for testing out of which 10,906 have turned negative, CM added.
212 persons from Kerala had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin in New Delhi. Out of them, 15 persons, including two on Wednesday, have been tested positive for COVID-19, Pinarayi Vijayan clarified.