Kerala records highest single day COVID-19 cases, deaths

South India

Continuing the rising trend in the last one week, Kerala reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases and fatality on Thursday, June 4.  

According to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the state reported 94 new cases and three deaths taking the total number of cases to 1588 and deaths to 14. As many as 47 among these new cases are people who have come back from foreign countries and 37 from other States. Seven got the infection through contacts.

The three people who succumbed to the virus on Thursday are 73-year-old Meenakshi Ammal, a native of Palakkad, Shabnaz of Edappal and Xavier from Kavanad in Kollam district. The chief minister said that all the three had other diseases.

14 persons from Pathanamthitta district, 12 from Kasargod, 11 Kollam 10 from Kozhikode, 8 each from Alappuzha and Malappuram, 7 from Palakkadm, 6 from Kannur, 5 each from Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram, 4 from Thrissur and two each from Ernakulam and Wayanad districts are those who have tested positive for Covid on Thursday.

The chief minister said that 1588 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the State so far and presently, 884 patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals.

Pinarayi Vijayan said that he had held discussions with representatives of various religions regarding re-opening places of worship from June 8 according to the central government guidelines and they had agreed to abide by the restrictions imposed by the government to prevent the spread of the virus.


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