8 foreign nationals cured of COVID-19 in Kerala

South India

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that Eight foreign nationals from Italy and United Kingdom, who were undergoing treatment in the state, have recovered fully from COVID-19.


Of the eight foreign nationals, seven were undergoing treatment at the Ernakulam Medical College Hospital and one in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital.

The seven foreigners from UK, admitted in Ernakulam medical college, were part of the group, which had on March 15 tried to leave the country without permission while being under observation at Munnar.

The Italian tourist in Thiruvananthapuram was staying in a resort at Varkala and was admitted to hospital on March 13.

"The recovery of this UK tourist group, which comprised of 83 and 76-year-olds is a testimony to our robust healthcare system and good treatment extended to these patients," the chief minister said.

On Thursday, the state reported 12 more positive cases of coronavirus taking the total number of confirmed cases to 357.

While the northern districts of Kannur and Kasaragod reported four cases each, two cases were reported from Malappuram district and one each from Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts.

It has been 100 days since the first COVID-19 case was reported in the state. Since then, a total of 357 cases have been confirmed and currently, 258 patients are under treatment in different hospitals.


With inputs from PTI

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