Kerala reports highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases; 133 test positive

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Kerala recorded the highest single day spike in COVID-19 cases on Sunday, June 21, with 133 persons testing positive for the virus.

According to details shared by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in his Facebook post, Thrissur district recorded 16 of the new cases, Palakkad 15, Kollam 13, Idukki 11 and Alappuzha, Kottayam, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kannur ten cases each.

Thiruvananthapuram has 9 new cases. Pathanamthitta recorded eight new cases while Kasargode has six new cases and Ernakulam has 5. One health worker in Idukki was among those who tested positive for the coronavirus in the state.

Out of the 133 new cases, 80 are returnees from Gulf countries- Kuwait-35, Saudi Arabia-18, UAE-13, Behrain-5, Oman-5, Qatar-2, Egypt-1 and Djibouti-1. Forty three patients returned from others states. Of this 17 returned from Tamil Nadu, 16 from Maharashtra, Delhi-3, Gujarat-2, West Bengal-2, Uttar Pradesh-2 and Haryana 1.

The source of infection for 9 persons was traced to contact history. Three people each from Thrissur and Idukki contracted the infection from confirmed COVID-19 patients, the source of infection in two people in Palakkad and one person in Ernakulam was also classified as due to contact history.

Ninety three people were discharged on Sunday. With this the total number of recovered cases has gone up to 1,659. The number of active cases now stands at 1490. A total of 141,919 of people are either under institutional or home quarantine. As many as 2050 are under isolation in hospitals. 325 people have been admitted to hospitals on Sunday.

5239 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours.  Samples of 1,37,475 people have been sent for examination so far of which result of 3460 are yet to return. 38,146 samples have been tested as a part of sentinel surveillance and 36,751 of them returned negative.

A total of 1,83,201 samples have been tested in all categories including the routine ones, augmented sampling, sentinel surveillance, pooled sentinel, CB-NAAT and TrueNat. The state has 109 hotspots as of June 21.

This is the fifth time that Kerala’s COVID-19 caseload crossed the three-digit mark. It was 111 on June 5, 108 on June 6, 107 on June 7 and 118 on June 19.

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