One hundred eighteen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the State on June 28 while 42 patients who were undergoing treatment for the same have recovered, according to Kerala’s Minister for Health K.K. Shailaja.
Twenty=six people from Kannur district, 17 in Thrissur district, 10 each from Kollam and Alappuzha districts, nine in Thiruvananthapuram district, seven each from Ernakulam and Kozhikode districts, six in Kasargod district, five each from Kottayam, Malappuram and Wayanad districts, four each in Idukki and Palakkad districts and three from Pathanamthitta district are those who tested positive for Coronavirus.
Among the newly detected cases, 68 have arrived from overseas (Kuwait – 19, UAE – 15, Oman – 13, Saudi Arabia – 10, Qatar – 4, Bahrain – 4, Nigeria – 2 & Ghana – 1) and 36 have returned from other States (Karnataka-10, Delhi-7, Maharashtra-7, Tamil Nadu-5, Telangana-2, Chhattisgarh-2, Jammu & Kashmir-1, Rajasthan-1 & Gujarat-1). Fourteen people got infected through contact. Five people in Malappuram district (all employees of a private hospital), four from Kottayam district and one each in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Thrissur, Kannur and Palakkad districts are those infected.
Seven patients from Kozhikode district, six in Idukki district, five each from Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur and Kasargod districts, three in Palakkad district, two from Pathanamthitta district, and one each in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Wayanad and Kannur districts have tested negative on the day. So far, 2,150 persons have been cured of COVID-19 and 2,015 patients are still under treatment.
There are at present 1,75,734 people under observation in various districts of the State. Of these, 1,73,123 are under surveillance at their homes or under institutional quarantine centres and 2,611 are in isolation at hospitals. Three hundred and fifity-five people were hospitalised on the day.
During the last 24 hours, 5,406 samples were examined. A total of 2,20,821 samples have been sent for testing and of these, the results of 4,041 samples are expected. As part of Sentinel Surveillance, 45,592 samples were collected from priority groups, such as health workers, guest workers and those with high public contacts and 43,842 samples were negative.
Thirteen new places were declared as hotspots taking the total number of hotspots in Kerala to 124.