Yet another dozen cases of COVID 19 surfaced in Kerala on Saturday, all of which could be traced to Gulf nations, taking the total number of positive cases reported in Kerala in the second wave to 49. This is the second consecutive day when cases in double digits were being reported in the State.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, briefing media on Saturday, said three patients were natives of Ernakulam, six from Kasaragod and three from Kannur. They have been isolated in Government Medical College Hospital, Ernakulam; General Hospital, Kasaragod; and General Hospital, Thalassery; and General Hospital, Kannur, respectively.
The number of persons under surveillance in the State has swelled to 53,013, with 8,623 persons additionally being put in the surveillance network on Saturday. The number of persons in isolation wards in hospitals is 228 and the rest are all in home quarantine.
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March 22, 2020