Kerala records 138 COVID-19 cases, highest daily hike

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The state reported more than 100 coronavirus positive cases for the fourth consecutive day on June 22, raising concern in health circles. 

Kerala recorded more than 100 coronavirus cases for the four the consecutive day on Monday, June 22.

According to a release issued from Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan’s office, as many as 138 new cases were confirmed in the state on Monday. This is highest number of positive cases being reported on a single day since the state reported the first Covid-19 case in the country in March.

The district-wise details of the new active cases are 17 in Malappuram, 16 in Palakkad, 14 in Ernakulam, 13 each in Kollam and Kottayam, 12 each in Alappuzha and Thrissur, 11 in Thiruvananthapuram, nine in Kasargod, five each from Kozhikode and Wayanad, four each in Pathanamthitta and Idukki and three in Kannur district.

Of those diagnosed on Monday, 87 are returnees from foreign countries (Kuwait-43, UAE-14, Qatar-14, Saudi Arabia-9, Oman-4, Bahrain-1, Russia-1 & Nigeria-1) and 47 from other states (Maharashtra-18, Tamil Nadu-12, Delhi-10, West Bengal-2, Uttar Pradesh-2, Karnataka-1, Andhra Pradesh-1 and Punjab-1).

Four people have got infected through primary contact, two from Idukki district and one each from Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam districts. This includes a security guard at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital.

At the same time, 88 patients who were undergoing treatment have tested negative on Monday. Till now, 1,747 patients have recovered from infection and presently, 1,540 patients are under treatment in various hospitals in the state.

A total of 1,47,351 people are currently under quarantine in various districts across the state. Of these, 1,45,225 are under observation at their homes or institutional quarantine centres and 2,126 are isolated in hospitals. 241 persons were admitted to the hospital on Monday.

During the past 24 hours, 4,734 samples were tested. So far, a total of 1,85,903 samples have been sent for testing and out of these, the results of 2,266 samples are awaited. As part of Sentinel Surveillance, 38,502 samples were also collected from high-risk groups and the results of 37,539 samples were negative.

Ffour new places were declared as hotspots while one was excluded from the list on Monday. There are currently 112 hotspots in Kerala.

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