Kerala records highest spike of 94 fresh COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths on single day
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 94 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday while 39 tested negative, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said while speaking to the media after a coronavirus review meeting here. Three COVID deaths also were reported. With this, total death toll in the state has touched 14.
The deceased are identified as Palakkad native Meenakshi Ammal returned from Chennai, Malappuram Edapal native Shabnas returned from Abu Dhabi and Kollam Kavanad native Xaviour.
47 among the disease confirmed persons returned from abroad while 37 returned from other states. 23 people returned from Maharasthra tested positive for COVID while 8 from Tamil Nadu, 3 from Delhi, 2 from Gujarat and 1 from Rajasthan also were confirmed with the disease. Seven people contracted the disease through contact.
Among the new COVID positive cases, 14 are from Pathanamthitta, 12 from Kasaragod, 11 from Kollam, 10 from Kozhikode, 8 each from Alappuzha and Malappuram, 7 from Palakkad, 6 from Kannur, 5 each from Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram, 4 from Thrissur, 2 from Ernakulam and 2 from Wayanad.
Out of the 39 negative cases, 13 are from Palakkad, 8 from Malappuram, 7 from Kannur, 5 from Kozhikode, 2 each from Thrissur and Wayanad and 1 each from Thriuvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta.
So far, Kerala has recorded 1,588 cases out of which 844 are undergoing treatment. Meanwhile, 1,10,065 are kept under observation with 1,68,578 in house/institutional quarantine while 1,487 in hospitals. 225 have been newly admitted to hospitals on Thursday.
76,383 samples were sent for the test till date. Out of this 72,139 samples tested negative. Out of the 18,146 samples collected through sentinel surveillance, 15,264 tested negative, the CM said.
A total of 3,787 samples were tested on Thursday, the CM said and added that the number of hotspots in the state is 124.