Press Release:29-06-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker: 121 new cases & 79 recoveries today, total 2,057 patients under treatment

121 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kerala today even as 79 patients under treatment have recovered from the infection. Briefing the media, Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan also informed that a 55-year old native of Tamil Nadu who died on June 24 at Manjeri Medical College has tested positive for Covid.

Of the cases detected today, 78 people have come back from foreign countries and 26 from other states. Five are cases of local transmission, two persons in Ernakulam district and one each from Kollam, Idukki and Palakkad districts. Three health workers (two in Thrissur district and one in Ernakulam district) and nine CISF personnel in Kannur district have also got infected through contact.

26 persons from Thrissur district, 14 in Kannur district, 13 each from Malappuram and Pathanamthitta districts, 12 in Palakkad district, 11 from Kollam district, nine in Kozhikode district, five each from Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts, and four each in Kasargod and Thiruvananthapuram districts are those who tested positive for Coronavirus.

Those who came from foreign countries Kuwait 24, Saudi Arabia 14, UAE 13, Qatar 13, Oman 7, Bahrain 3, Nigeria 2, Malaysia 1 & Russia 1 and those from other states are Tamil Nadu-10, Karnataka-6, Delhi-5, Maharashtra-4 & Haryana-1.

18 patients from Kollam district, 13 in Kannur district, eight each from Alappuzha, Kottayam and Kozhikode districts, seven in Malappuram district, five from Thrissur district, four in Ernakulam district, three each from Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad districts, and two in Kasargod district are those who tested negative today.

The total number of Covid cases in Kerala so far is 4,311 and 2,057 patients are still under treatment.

A total of 1,80,617 people are currently under surveillance in various districts of the state. Of these, 1,77,955 are under home or institutional quarantine and 2,662 are in isolation in hospitals. 281 people were admitted to the hospital today.

In the last 24 hours, 5,244 samples were tested. A total of 2,24,737 samples have been sent for testing and the results of 2,774 samples are yet to come. As part of Sentinel Surveillance, 46,689 samples were collected from priority groups and 45,065 samples were negative.

There are currently 118 hot spots in the State.

Triple lockdown in Ponnani Taluk (in Malappuram district)

The Chief Minister today announced that triple lockdown has been implemented in Ponnani taluk of Malappuram district from 5 pm till July 6 midnight.

“The government has decided to conduct extensive tests in Edappal and Ponnani where a large number of Covid cases have been reported. All those with symptoms of fever and respiratory problems will be tested. In addition, health workers, hospital staff, bank employees, transport hubs and auto drivers will be tested even if they have no symptoms. Medical teams from Kozhikode, Manjeri and Thrissur Medical Colleges will be deployed in these areas. They have been instructed to conduct cluster zone tests and house-to-house survey for the next three days. At least 10,000 tests will be conducted in areas where severe infections have been reported”, the CM said.