Mumbai: Kerala on Tuesday recorded 12 more COVID-19 cases, all returned from foreign and other states, taking the total active patients to 142 as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the increase was expected, but vocal community broadcasting is yet to take place.
For the third consecutive day, no one was discharged, while the total cases increased to 642 and 72,000 people were under surveillance, of which 495 were in various hospitals. On Tuesday, 119 were injured.
Giving the break-up, Vijayan said that there are five new cases in Kannur, three in Malappuram and one each in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur and Palakkad districts.
He said all those who tested positive came from outside the state – four from abroad and eight from other states, six of whom are from Maharashtra, he told reporters here.
The Chief Minister said that with the influx of people from different countries and other states, there has been an increase in positive cases in Kerala.
“The next phase is the transmission of infection through contact and we all need to be vigilant about it,” he said, adding that there has been no community transmission of contagion in the state so far.
Since 7 May, when the first repatriation flight took off from the Gulf, many Keralites who had returned home after being stranded abroad and in other states such as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, which has a high number of COVID-19 cases, were tested. is. Affirmative. On Monday, as many as 28 returnees tested positive for the pathogen