Kerala reports 121 COVID-19 cases on Monday; 79 test negative

It is for the 11th consecutive day that Kerala is recording over 100 new coronavirus cases.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has recorded 121 new COVID cases within 24 hours on Monday while 79 people have recovered from the disease, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. He was addressing the media after a coronavirus review meeting here.

It is for the 11th consecutive day that Kerala is recording over 100 new coronavirus cases.

Kerala also confirmed a coronavirus death on Monday after Tamil Nadu native Arasagaran, who had died at the Manjeri Government Medical College on June 24.

The CM started the press meet by remembering renaissance leader Poykayil Sreekumara Gurudevan, the founder of socio-religious movement Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, on the occasion of his 81st death anniversary.

Out of the total number of positive cases, Thrissur has the highest with 26 followed by Kannur with 14. There are 13 new cases each in Malappuram and Pathanamthitta, 12 in Palakkad, 11 in Kollam, 9 in Kozhikode, 5 each in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki and 4 each in Kasaragod and Thiruvananthapuram.

Out of the 79 patients who recovered from the disease, 3 are from Thiruvananthapuram, 18 are from Kollam, 8 each are from Alappuzha and Kottayam, 4 are from Ernakulam, 5 are from Thrissur, 3 are from Palakkad, 8 are from Kozhikode, 7 are from Malappuram, 13 are from Kannur while 2 are from Kasaragod.

Out of the 121 cases, 78 came from abroad and 26 people came from other states. 5 persons contracted the virus through contact. 3 health workers have contracted the disease. Moreover, 9 CISF officers have also contracted the virus.

So far, 4,311 COVID-19 cases were reported in Kerala. There are 2,057 active COVID cases in the state at present. Currently 1,80,617 people are under observation in the state. Among them, 1,73,123 people are under home/institutional quarantine while 2,662 are in hospitals. 281 people were admitted to hospitals on Monday.

5,244 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. A total of 2,24,727 samples were sent for testing including routine, augmented, sentinel, pooled sentinel, CB NAT and TrueNat samples. The results of 2,774 samples are awaited. Also, 46,689 samples were collected as part of sentinel survey among frontline workers. Out of this, 45,065 cases tested negative.

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