Kerala records 123 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday; 53 recovered
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has recorded 123 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed during the press meeting here on Thursday. Out of this, 84 people came from abroad, 33 people came from other states and 6 people contracted the disease through direct contact. 53 patients have recovered from the disease.
Out of the total number of cases, Palakkad has the highest number with 24 new positive cases, followed by 18 in Alappuzha, 13 in Pathanamthitta, 10 in Kollam, 10 each in Ernakulam and Thrissur, 9 in Kannur, 7 in Koizhikode, 6 in Malappuram, 4 in Kasaragod, 3 in Idukki and 2 cases each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottaym, Wayanad.
Out of the 53 recovered cases, 9 are from Pathanamthitta, 3 from Alappuzha and Thrissur, 2 each from Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam, 5 from Palakkad, 12 from Malappuram, 6 from Kozhikode, 8 from Kasaragod and 1 from Kannur.
So far, 3,726 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala. In the last 24 hours, 5240 samples were tested. 1761 people are undergoing treatment in the state currently. 1,59,616 people are under observation in the state.
1349 people are admitted in the hospitals at present. 344 were taken to the hospitals on Thursday. 1,56,401 samples were sent for testing so far in the state. Results of 4182 samples are awaited.
Out of the total expats who returned from abroad, only 7 percent tested positive. It means that we were able to stop the transmission of disease from 93 percent of the people. This is the success of home quarantine, CM said.
Anti-body testing should be done at airports for expats who want to return to the state. If IGM, IGG anti bodies are detected during the tests, they will be sent for PCR tests. Even if the result is negative, they can start exhibiting the symptoms at a later stage. Hence they should also adhere to strict quarantining protocols, he added.