Thiruvananthapuram: 127 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Kerala in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. This is the highest ever cases reported within 24 hours in the state. Meanwhile, 57 patients have recovered from the disease. The CM was addressing the media at a press conference after the COVID review meeting here.
Out of the 127 people who tested positive today, 87 people came from abroad and 36 people came from other states. Three people contracted the disease through contact. One healthcare worker has also been infected.
Out of the people who returned from other states, 15 came from Maharashtra, 9 from Delhi, 5 from Tamil Nadu, 2 each from Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, 1 each from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
All the districts in Kerala have recorded active COVID- 19 cases. Kollam has the highest number of cases with 24 active patients. There are 23 new cases reported in Palakkad, 17 in Pathanamthitta, 12 in Kozhikode, 3 in Ernakulam, 11 in Kottayam, 7 in Kasaragod, 5 each in Thrissur, Malappuarm, Wayanadu and Thiruvananthapuram, 4 each in Kannur and Alappuzha, and 1 in Idukki.
A nurse in Pathanamthitta district has been tested positive for COVID-19 disease. There are 111 hotspots in the state currently.
4817 samples were tested on Saturday. 3039 people have tested positive for the virus. 1450 people are currently undergoing the treatment in the state. 1,39,342 are under observation in the state. 2036 have been admitted in the hospitals. 288 were admitted to hospitals on Saturday.
As of today, 1,78,559 samples have been sent for testing. Results of 3193 samples are awaited. As part of sentinel surveillance, 37,136 samples were collected till Saturday. Out of this, 35,712 samples came out as negative.
Domestic and International passengers started returning to Kerala through check posts from May 4, through flights from May 7 and through trains from May 14. From May 10, people started returning via ships. Out of the 2,413 people who tested positive for COVID-19 between May 4 and June 19 in the state, 2,165 people returned from other states and from abroad.
Between May 7 and June 20,401 flights and 3 ships came to Kerala with passengers. Out of the total flights, 225 were chartered flights and rest 176 flights were part of Vande Bharat mission.
154 flights came from UAE, with 28,114 passengers. 60 flights came from Kuwait with 10,439 passengers. 8,707 passengers returned from Oman in 50 flights. 6,005 passengers returned from Qatar in 36 flights. 4,309 passengers came from Bahrain in 26 flights. 7,190 passengers came from Saudi Arabia in 34 flights. 7,184 passenhers returned from other countries in 44 flights.
71,958 people returned through flights from abroad. Until now, 1,048 flight services were approved to Kerala in 124 affidavits.