Press Release:29-09-2020

Kerala Covid-19 Tracker
7,354 new cases & 3,420 recoveries today, total 61,791 patients under treatment
Deaths cross 700

Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that 7,354 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Kerala today. 7,036 persons were infected through contact and the source of infection for 672 was not traceable. There are 130 healthcare workers among those infected. At the same time, 3,420 patients have recovered from the disease today.
Meanwhile, 22 deaths were confirmed as caused by Covid-19 taking the death toll in the State to 719.  The deceased are Raveendran (61) & Vikraman (70) from Thiruvananthapuram district; Kunjumon Daniel (55), Muraleedharan Pillai (62) & Aisha Beevi (80) from Kollam district, Saramma (75) & K K Raja (53) from Kottayam district; Kunjumon (72), Kumaran (78) & Jaya (57) from Thrissur district; Joy (64), Fathima (63), Aboobacker (67) & Muhammad (77) from Malappuram district, Shekharan (79) & Dasan (62) from Palakkad district; A K Kunjali (73), Kunjalima (60),  Kunjikannan (65), R V Narayanan (70) & Jameela (66) from Kannur district, and Majeed (51), a BSF personnel from Kodag, Karnataka posted in Kerala.
The district-wise count of the new active cases are Malappuram 1,040, Thiruvananthapuram 935, Ernakulam 859, Kozhikode 837, Kollam 583, Alappuzha 524, Thrissur 484, Kasargod 453, Kannur 432, Palakkad 374, Kottayam 336, Pathanamthitta 271, Wayanad 169 and Idukki 57.  Of those diagnosed today, 58 have arrived from foreign countries and 130 from other states.
The numbers of the locally transmitted cases from the districts are Malappuram 1,024, Thiruvananthapuram 898, Ernakulam 843, Kozhikode 827, Kollam 566, Alappuzha 499, Thrissur 476, Kasaragod 400, Kannur 387, Palakkad 365, Kottayam 324, Pathanamthitta 224, Wayanad 157 and Idukki 46.
The infected healthcare workers from the districts are Kannur 32, Thiruvananthapuram 30, Kasaragod 24, Ernakulam 10; Alappuzha, Thrissur & Wayanad 5 each; Pathanamthitta, Kottayam & Malappuram 4 each, Kollam 3, and Palakkad & Kozhikode 2 each.
The district-wise figures for the patients who tested negative today are Thiruvananthapuram 433, Kollam 262, Pathanamthitta 137, Alappuzha 273, Kottayam 157, Idukki 84, Ernakulam 216, Thrissur 236, Palakkad 269, Malappuram 519, Kozhikode 465, Wayanad 53, Kannur 197 and Kasaragod 119.
61,791 patients are presently undergoing treatment in the State while 1,24,688 people have so far been cured of Coronavirus.
There are a total of 2,36,960 people under observation in various districts of the state, 2,08,258 under home or institutional quarantine and 28,702 in hospitals. 2,906 persons were hospitalised today.
52,755 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Till now, a total of 28,62,094 samples have been sent for testing, including 2,03,323 samples from priority groups, as part of Sentinel Surveillance.
There are 661 hotspots in Kerala now with 10 places demarcated today.
Consensus in all-party meeting for Covid control measures: CM 
Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today announced that there was a broad consensus among the political parties in Kerala to contain the outbreak of the pandemic in view of the serious situation in the state. The CM was briefing the media after an all-party meeting convened today in the wake of the acute and serious situation of Covid spread.
The Chief Minister said, “The Covid situation in the State is serious and we should be able to contain the spread at any cost. Initially, we had controlled the outbreak very well but now in September, there was a staggering increase in the number of patients. About 96% of them are getting infected through contact. Not following Covid restrictions is the reason for this large scale spread. The situation can go worse in the coming days and we need to stop it. We have requested the intervention of all the political parties at a regional level to support the efforts of the government in controlling the outbreak. There should be restrictions in protests and crowding of any kind should be avoided. All political parties were requested to co-operate in this matter. The all-party meeting has unanimously decided to move together in tackling this crisis and also to prevent the spread of Covid.”
The CM also informed that most political parties were of the view that a total lockdown was not a solution. The number of people for personal functions and also for social, political, religious and cultural programmes as well should be restricted. They should be conducted strictly following the Covid norms.     
“I also welcome the decision of the Leader of the Opposition to call off any public agitation during this time”, he added.