3,215 new cases surge in Kerala; know more!

Sep 16 2020 03:09 PM
3,215 new cases surge in Kerala; know more!

Cases of corona are seeing a surge in the state of Kerala. Out of 3,215 COVID-19 new cases reported in Kerala on Tuesday, 3,013 were infected through contact while 2.08 lakh people are under investigation in the state, information was given by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. With the increase of the new cases, the infection count has risen to 1,14,033 while the mortality toll has soared to 466 with 12 deaths. There were also reports of casual approach towards the pandemic from various quarters, Pinarayi was quoted saying to the reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Also, as many as 5,901 citizens were found not wearing masks and cases were registered against nine persons for violating the quarantine protocol set. The specimens of 2,532 people turned out to be negative today, and 31,156 are currently under treatment. At least 82,345 people have improved from the infection so far. Out of 3,013, who were infected through contact, the source of infection of 313 people is not yet known. In the capital district, of the 656 new cases, 626 were through contact. Eighty-nine health workers, 31 of them from Kunnur alone, were among the infected.

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The city of Thiruvananthapuram recorded the highest jump in positive cases-- 656, while Malappuram accounted for 348, Alappuzha 338, Kozhikode 260, Ernakulam 239, Kollam 234 and Kannur 213. The hilly district of Idukki reported 29 cases, the least and Wayanad 64. Twelve recent deaths were confirmed to be due to COVID, raising the toll to 466. Out of the fresh positive cases, 43 had come from abroad and 70 from other states. Pinarayi said 2,08,141 people are presently under observation in various districts and 22,627 are in hospitals, including 2324 admitted today. 

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