Kerala records the highest single day spike of COVID-19 WITH 86 cases on June 2

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Today's is the highest single day spike of the cases in the state since it recorded India’s fist Covid-19 case on January 30. The previous highest was 84 cases reported on May 28.

 

Kerala's Covid-19 graph is showing a steady increase with the state reporting as many as 86 new infections on Tuesday, June 2.

This is the highest single day spike of the cases in the state since it recorded India’s fist Covid-19 case on January 30. The previous highest was 84 cases reported on May 28. With Tuesday’s cases, the total number of confirmed cases in the state rose to 1401.

The state also reported one death due to the diseases on Tuesday, taking the total death toll to 11. The deceased Fr. K G Varghese, who was admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital with lung’s problem, tested positive for coronavirus, said a Facebook post of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.  

Among the newly infected, 46 patients arrived in the state from abroad and 26 entered Kerala from other states. The remaining 12 contracted the virus through contacts. The state reported 19 recoveries in the last 23 hours.

Around 1.47 lakh are under quarantine in the state. Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 210 Keralites outside the state, while Gulf has reported163 such deaths.

Of the new cases, 15 were reported from Malappuram, 10 from Alappuzha, 9 from Kasargod, 8 from Kollam, 7 from Thiruvananthapuram, six each from Kottayam, Thrissur and Wayanad districts, five each from Palakkad, Kozhikode and Kannur, 3 from Ernakulam and one from Pathanamthitta.

Among the foreign returnees, who have been tested positive, 21 are from Kuwait, 16 from UAE, six from Saudi Arabia and one each from Maldives, Qatar and Oman.

So far, 25, 832 people have arrived in the state by flights, and 1,621 who arrived by ships from abroad. Another 1,06,218 people have reached the state by road and 10. 318 by trains.

Meanwhile, the state government relaxed lockdown restrictions in the state and allowed inter-district public transport with social distancing code from Tuesday, June 2. Hotels and restaurants have also been allowed to open for the public from June 8.

After convening the meeting of religious leaders, the state government will decide on the opening of the places of worship in the state.

Health Minister KK Shailaja said there was no need for panic with the recent additions as the government was expecting the cases to go up following the arrival state’s natives from abroad and other states. She said that the state was still free from community spread since only very few cases are through contacts.

However, she said that the people need to continue their vigil against the pandemic as the casual approach will invite the infection.

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