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Kerala on June 14 reported more recoveries from Covid-19 than new active cases. Minister for Health K.K. Shailaja has said that the test results of 56 patients who were under treatment for the disease in the State were negative on June 14 even as 54 new cases of Coronavirus were confirmed.

Eight persons from Kozhikode district, seven each in Ernakulam and Thrissur districts, six each from Palakkad and Kasargod districts, four each in Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur districts, three each from Kottayam and Malappuram districts, two each in Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts, and one each from Kollam and Wayanad Districts are those who tested positive for Covid.

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Of these, 23 persons haD returned from overseas (UAE 13, Saudi Arabia 5, Nigeria 3 & Kuwait 2) and 25 from other states (Maharashtra 13, Tamil Nadu 9, Karnataka 1, Delhi 1 and Haryana 1). Three people have got infected through primary contact, two in Thrissur district and one from Malappuram district. Apart from this, three health workers have also been infected, two from Thrissur district and one in Thiruvananthapuram district.

Twenty-seven patients from Palakkad district, seven in Thrissur district, five from Malappuram district, three each in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts, two each from Kottayam, Idukki and Kannur districts, and one each in Wayanad and Kasaragod districts are those who tested negative. So far, 1,101 people have been cured of Covid in the State and 1,340 people are still under treatment for the infection.

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A total of 2,42,767 people are under observation in various districts of the state. Of these, 2,40,744 are under surveillance at home or institutional quarantine and 2,023 are isolated in hospitals. 224 persons were hospitalized on June 14.

Over the last 24 hours, 4,848 samples were tested. So far, samples of 1,12,962 individuals have been sent for testing and the results of 2,851 samples are awaited. In addition to this, 30,785 samples were collected from priority groups such as health workers, migrant labourers and those with high social contacts as part of Sentinel Surveillance and 28,935 samples were negative. Till now, a total of 1,49,164 samples have been sent for testing.

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Six new places were declared as hotspots today while one has been excluded from the list. Currently, there are 122 hotspots in Kerala. The new hotspots are one in Idukki district, two in Kannur district and three in Kasargod district.