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One new COVID-19 case reported in Kasaragod


Team Udayavani, Apr 6, 2020, 7:56 AM IST

Kasaragod: Eight more COVID-19 positive cases, including one from Kasaragod, were reported on Sunday, Health Minister KK Shailaja said.

With this, the total number of affected people under treatment in the state has gone up to 256, she said. “Out of the eight cases, five are from Kozhikode and one each from Kasaragod Pathanamthitta and Kannur districts.

In Kozhikode, of the five cases, four had returned after participating in the religious congregation at Nizammuddin in New Delhi and one from Dubai, the minister said in a press release here. As of date, 10 people who had returned from the Delhi congregation have tested positive.

A total of 314 cases have been reported from Kerala so far and 56 people have been cured, she said, adding that 10,221 samples have been sent for testing. A total of 1,58,617 people are under observation in the state, out of which 776 are in isolation wards in hospitals.

Out of the six people cured on Sunday, four are from Kannur district and one each from Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur districts.

Meanwhile, police have registered 2,221 cases in the state against people for lockdown violations. “A total of 2,221 cases have been registered today and 2,250 persons have been arrested.

The department has seized 1,567 vehicles,” the police department said in a release.

A 26-member team from the medical college here,comprising doctors and nurses, Sunday left for Kasaragod, the COVID-19 hotspot in the state with the maximum number of 119 cases, to tackle the shortage of medical staff at the northernmost district of Kerala.

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