Kerala records 91 COVID-19 cases for second consecutive day on Tuesday
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 91 new cases of COVID-19 while 34 patients recovered from the disease on Tuesday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.
Out of the COVID-19 positive cases, 14 are from Palakkad district, 11 are from Alappuzha, 10 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 8 are form Kottayam, 7 each are from Pathanamthitta and Kozhikode, 6 each are from Thrissur, Malappuram and Wayanad, 5 each are from Kollam and Kannur, 4 are from Ernakulam while 2 are from Kasaragod district.
53 out of the disease confirmed persons returned from abroad (UAE – 30, Kuwait – 10, Tajikistan – 4, Nigeria – 4, Russia – 3, Saudi Arabia – 2). Meanwhile, 27 who returned from other states (14 from Maharashtra, 5 each from Tamil Nadu and Delhi, 2 from Karnataka and 1 from Andhra Pradesh) were confirmed with the disease.
11 persons contracted the disease through contact. Among them, 4 are from Palakkad, 3 are from Thrissur, 2 are from Malappuram and 1 from Kannur. A health worker from Thiruvananthapuram also contracted the disease through contact.
Out of the 34 negative cases, 12 are from Thiruvananthapuram (including a Kollam native), 6 are from Pathanamthitta, 4 each are from Thrissur and Kozhikode (including a Wayanad native), 2 each are from Kollam, Alappuzha and Kottayam and 1 each from Ernakulam and Idukki districts.
At present, 2,04,153 persons are kept under observation with 2,02,240 in house/institutional quarantine while 1,913 in hospitals. 269 have been newly admitted to hospitals on Tuesday.
A total of 3,813 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, the CM said and added that 95,397 samples including augmented samples were sent for the test till date. Out of this 90,662 samples tested negative. Out of the 22,855 samples collected through sentinel surveillance, 21,230 tested negative. 1,26,088 samples including 6,135 repeat samples have been tested, the CM said.
The number of hotspots in the state has increased to 158 with 10 more areas declared hotspots on Tuesday. The new hotspots are Chemnad, Chengala, Neeleswaram and Pullur Periya in Kasaragod district, Avanur, Adatt, Cherpu, Vadakkekad, Trikkur and Irinjalakuda municipality in Thrissur district.
So far, 2,00,642 persons have returned to Kerala. Among them, 51,135 came in flights, 1,621 in ships, 1,26,178 through check posts and 21,708 in trains, the CM said.