Kerala reports over 1,000 COVID-19 cases for second straight day; two women among 5 persons die

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Two women among five persons died from COVID-19 in different parts of the state in the past 24 hours

Kerala reported more than 1,000 COVID-19 positive cases for the second day in a row on Thursday. As many as 1078 positive cases have been reported and five people succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Talking to reporters, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that among the total positive cases, as many as 798 patients contracted the disease through contacts, 104 are foreign returnees and 115 have returned from other states while the sources of 65 cases are not known.

Two women among five persons died from COVID-19 in different parts of the state in the past 24 hours. The deceased have been identified as Koyootti (Kozhikkode), Lakshmi Kunjanpilla (Ernakulam) Raveendran (Thiruvananthapuram), Rahiyanath (Kollam) and Sadanandan (Kannur).

As many as 432 patients have recovered on Thursday and 9,458 patients are undergoing treatment now.

Thiruvananthapuram tops the chart with 222 positive cases in the state and of the total patients tested positive for COVID-19, 100 persons contracted the disease through contacts.

The chief minister urged the people to maintain maximum alert and cooperate with the government’s efforts to contain the disease.

He also asked people to avert unnecessary visits to the relatives and avoid functions which are not necessary keeping in view the spike in coronavirus positive cases in the state in the past few days.

Vijayan said that it is found that some people claiming to be experts are spreading misleading information about COVID-19 in public. Such things should be avoided in the interest of public health and safety, he added.

 

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