Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala today reported 11 fresh cases of the Coronavirus infection – six from Kasargod District, and one each from Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Palakkad and Kannur districts. This was announced by Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Smt K K Shailaja Teacher in Thiruvananthapuram today.
Five of the new cases confirmed today are in persons who have returned back from Dubai, three have returned after attending the Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin, one person who came back from Nagpur and two who got infected through primary contact locally.
Today eight patients have shown recovered and tested negative in the State. This includes seven in Kannur district and one from Thiruvananthapuram district.
Of the 306 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Kerala so far, 254 patients are currently under treatment in different hospitals in the State. While there have been two deaths reported earlier, 50 patients have recovered completely and been discharged from hospitals.
Throughout the State, 1,71,355 persons are under observation – 1,70,621 under home observation and 734 in hospitals. 174 persons were hospitalised today. 9,744 samples were sent for testing from those who had symptoms and 8,586 reports were negative.