No COVID-19 case in Kerala on Sunday; 1 tests negative
Thiruvananthapuram: In a relief for Kerala, no COVID-19 case was reported in the state on Sunday while one person recovered from the virus, Health Minister K. K. Shailaja said.
The patient who turned negative is a Kasaragod native, who was undergoing treatment at Kannur, a press release from the Health Minister’s office said.
With this, the total number of patients who recovered from coronavirus rose to 401. As on Sunday, 95 persons are under treatment for COVID-19 at various hospitals.
At present, 21,720 persons are under observation in the state. Among this 21,332 are at houses while 388 are at hospitals.
On Sunday, 63 persons were admitted to hospitals. So far 32,217 samples have been sent for testing out of which 31,611 have turned negative, the release added.
As part of sentinel surveillance, 2,391 samples were collected from people priority groups including health workers and other state labourers. Out of them, 1,683 results have come out negative.
Four more areas the state were announced as coronavirus hotspots. They are Mananthavady in Wayanad district; Edakkattuvayal and Manjalloor panchayats in Ernakulam district and Santhanpara in Idukki district. With this, the total number of hotspots increased to 84.