Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kerala


The two COVID-19 cases confirmed on Friday are in Thiruvananthapuram. One is a man from Italy staying at a resort in Varkala while the other is a native of Vellanad.

Thiruvananthapuram: COVID-19 has been confirmed for two more persons in Kerala taking the total number of cases reported in the state to 22.

While three patients returned home after receiving treatment, 19 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the state.



The two COVID-19 cases confirmed on Friday are in Thiruvananthapuram. One is a man from Italy staying at a resort in Varkala while the other is a native of Vellanad.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Health Minister K. K. Shailaja confirmed the two new COVID-19 cases while addressing a press conference here on Friday night.

A total of 5,468 people are under observation in Kerala. Among them, 271 have been admitted to hospitals. Health officials had collected 1,715 samples from the suspected cases out of which 1,132 were confirmed negative, the CM added.

"We have now directed screening of all tourists from certain countries currently in our state and depending on their condition, the health authorities will take further action. The health officials have now decided what steps of isolation should be taken for those people who come from coronavirus-affected countries," added Pinarayi Vijayan.

Health Minister K. K. Shailaja said that the Italian tourist was already in isolation for the past two weeks and when his sample was taken, it showed positive and he will now be moved to the Medical College hospital.

(With inputs from IANS)

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