COVID-19: 1,212 new positive cases in Kerala on Wednesday, 880 recovers.
1,212 people tested positive for corona virus and 880 patients were cured of COVID-19 in Kerala on Wednesday, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed during his press conference at Thiruvananthapuram. With this total COVID-19 cases reported in the state reached 38,144.
Of the new cases recorded on Wednesday , 1068 contracted the disease through contact. The source of infection of 45 among them is unknown. As many as 51 infected persons came from abroad while 64 came from other states.
Twenty-eight health workers also tested positive in the state on Wednesday. Five deaths were confirmed in the state taking the Official death toll to 125.
Covid-19 spread is reducing in Aluva cluster of Ernakulum district, but concern remains on western Kochi. The spread of Covid-19 is diminishing in the coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram. More relaxations will be permitted in the area. One rescue worker in Meppadi tested Covid-19 positive. All rescue workers and political representatives in the area have been asked to go into quarentene.Covid-19 tests to be conducted on those engaged in fishing activities.
Kerala is not compromising on the number of tests conducted, the chief minister said while replying to the allegations raised by leader of the opposition. We once had the best testing statistics in the world. Even after the number of cases surged our state is miles ahead of other Indian states, the CM said. He also highlighted the fact that the state is providing free treatment to Covid patients. The police will investigate the phone records of Covid patients to trace contacts. This has been continuing for months now.
A day after a 71-year old remand prisoner in poojappura central jail, Thiruvananthapuram, tested positive for corona virus, 59 prisoners who shared the same prison block as the 71-year old have been declared positive on Wednesday. After this it has been decided to conduct antigen testing in all jails in the state.