Kerala records highest ever number of 67 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 67 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, while 10 tested negative, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said while addressing the media after a coronavirus review meeting here.
Out of the new cases, 29 are from Palakkad district, 8 are from Kannur, 6 are from Kottayam, 5 each are from Malappuram and Ernakulam, 4 each are from Thrissur and Kollam, 3 each are from Kasaragod and Alappuzha districts.
Out of the 67 coronavirus positive cases, 27 had returned from abroad. 33 had returned from other states (Maharashtra – 15, Tamil Nadu – 9, Gujarat – 5, Puducherry – 1, Delhi – 1, Karnataka - 2). More importantly, 7 people developed the disease through contact
Out of the 10 negative cases, 1 each is from Kottayam, Ernakulam and Alappuzha, 3 are from Malappuram, 2 each are from Palakkad and Kasaragod.
Till date 963 persons have been confirmed with the disease out of which 415 are under treatment while 542 have recovered.
At present, 1,04,336 persons are kept under isolation in the state – 1,03,528 in home or institutional quarantines and 808 in hospitals. As many as 186 persons were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday.
Kerala has tested 56,704 samples (including augmented samples) till date out of which 54,836 have tested negative. Also out of the 8,599 samples tested as part of sentinel surveillance, 8,174 samples tested negative.
So far, 97,247 people have returned to the state. Among them 8,390 returned in flights, 1,621 in ships, 4,558 in trains while 82,678 returned through check posts.
There are 9 new hotspots in Kerala which increased the total number of hotspots in the state to 68.
The CM expressed condolences on the death of Kannur Dharmadom Chathoth native Asiya (63) due to coronavirus. With this, the number of coronavirus deaths in the state rose to 6, he added.