Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 62 COVID-19 cases on Friday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said while addressing the media after a coronavirus review meeting here.
The CM started the press meet by expressing condolences over the death of M P Veerendra Kumar.
Out of the new cases, 14 are from Palakkad district, 7 are from Kannur, 6 each are from Thrissur and Pathanamthitta, 5 each are from Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram, 4 each are from Kasaragod and Ernakulam, 3 are from Alappuzha, 2 each are from Wayanad and Kollam, 1 each are from Kottayam, Idukki and Kozhikode districts.
10 persons tested negative on Friday, including 5 from Wayanad, 2 from Kozhikode, 1 each from Kannur, Kasaragod and Malappuram districts.
Out of the 62 coronavirus positive cases, 33 had returned from abroad. 23 had returned from other states (Maharashtra – 10, Tamil Nadu – 10, Delhi – 1, Karnataka – 1, Punjab - 1). One person developed the disease through contact.
Two prison inmates and a health worker are among those tested positive in the state, the CM said. Two cabin crew members of Air India have also been tested positive for coronavirus, he added.
He expressed condolences on the death of Thiruvalla native Joshi, who died at Kottayam while undergoing treatment.
Till date 1,150 persons have been confirmed with the disease out of which 577 are under treatment while 565 have recovered.
At present, 1,24,167 persons are kept under isolation in the state – 1,23,087 in home or institutional quarantines and 1080 in hospitals. As many as 231 persons were admitted to hospitals on Friday.
Kerala has tested 62,746 samples (including augmented samples) till date out of which 60,448 have tested negative. Also out of the 11,468 samples tested as part of sentinel surveillance 10,635 samples tested negative.
There are 22 new hotspots in Kerala taking the total number to 101.