After coming in contact with COVID-19 positive lorry driver, 41 people in home quarantine in Kerala

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After a lorry driver was tested positive for the novel coronavirus, 41 people, who came in direct contact with him, have been put under home quarantine in Vazhakkulam of Ernakulam district, in Kerala.

 

As per the report, the driver used to transport pineapples from Vazhakkulam market to the state of Tamil Nadu.

“He stayed in Vazhakkulam for five days before being tested positive for the deadly virus”, S Suhas, Ernakulam District Collector said while addressing a press conference in Kochi today. 

According to the Health Ministry, so far Kerala has recorded as many as 457 cases of COVID-19, out which 338 have been cures/discharged/migrated and 4 have died.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 26,824.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 824.

The total number of active cases in the country is 19,868. Meanwhile, 5,804 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.


With inputs from ANI

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