COVID-19: 2nd death, 7 more positive cases in Kerala on Tuesday, says CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported its second COVID-19 death on Tuesday while 7 more were tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
With this the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Kerala rose to 215, the CM said while addressing the media after a coronavirus review meeting.
Among the 7 new cases reported on Tuesday, 2 each are from Thiruvananthapuram and Kasaragod districts while one each are from Kollam, Thrissur and Kannur districts.
As many as 1,63,129 people are under observation in the state. While 1,62,471 are under home isolation, 658 are dmitted to various hospitals. In Pathanamthitta and Kannur districts, 2 patients each have been tested negative, the CM said.
On Tuesday alone, 150 people have been admitted to various hospitals. As many as 7,485 sample have been sent to labs for testing while 6,381 have come out negative.
Distribution of free ration will commence on Wednesday. Public and officials must ensure that crowds are not created at ration shops. The maximum number of people permitted at a ration shop is 5 at a time. They must ensure physical distance between themselves, the CM added.