COVID-19 cases through contact on the rise in Kerala; food delivery man tests positive in TVM
Thiruvananthapuram: The number of people contracting coronavirus through contact is increasing in Kerala. On Saturday, 17 people contracted the disease through contact while the number was 27 on Friday.
17 people contracted the disease through contact. They include 5 from Ernakulam, 4 from Thiruvananthapuram, 3 from Thrissur, 2 each from Kollam and Alappuzha and 1 from Malappuram.
An online food delivery man contracted the disease through contact on Saturday. The 37-year-old, a native of Kunnathukal in Eravur, had distributed food in Palayam area. He was staying at a lodge behind the Palayam market.
Besides, two persons residing near Poonthura police station and a staff at Kumarichantha market had contracted the disease through contact. Moreover, 11 DSC officers and 4 CISF officers in Kannur and 4 BSF officers in Thrissur have developed the disease.
Kerala registered a record 240 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday while 209 recovered from the virus. With this the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the state crossed 5,000. At present 2,129 people are undergoing treatment while 3,038 have recovered.