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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 593 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a press meeting here.
Meanwhile, 204 patients have also recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. The Chief Minister was addressing the media after the COVID review meeting here.
Out of the total number of cases reported on Saturday, 364 were transmitted through contact. 116 people who came from abroad and 90 from other states tested positive. 19 health workers, 1 DSC and 1 Fire and Rescue Service personnel also tested positive.
Kerala also reported 2 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday. Aruldas (70) and Baburaj (60) in Thiruvananthapuram were the casualties. The CM expressed condolence over their demise.
Out of the total positive cases, Thiruvananthapuram recorded 173 cases, Kollam - 53, Pathanamthitta - 28, Alappuzha - 42, Palakkad - 49, Ernakulam - 44, Kannur - 39, Kasaragod - 29, Idukki - 28, Wayanad - 26, Kozhikode - 26, Thrissur - 21, Malappuram – 19 and Kottayam – 16.
Among the total recovered cases, Thiruvananthapuram reported 7, Pathanamthitta – 18, Alappuzha - 36, Kottayam - 6, Idukki - 6, Ernakulam - 9, Thrissur - 11, Palakkad - 25, Malappuram - 26, Kozhikode - 9, Wayanad - 4, Kannur - 38 and Kasaragod - 9.
In the last 24 hours, 18,967 samples were tested in the state. 1,73,932 people are presently under observation out of which 6,841 are quarantined in hospitals. 1,053 people were admitted to hospitals on Saturday. 6,416 patients are undergoing treatment currently.
So far, 2,85,158 samples have been sent for testing out of which the results of 7,016 samples are awaited. There are 299 hotspots in the state currently.