Mumbai: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday confirmed 84 new COVID-19 cases in the state. The Chief Minister said that one death also occurred in the state.
Vijayan said, “A death has been reported in the state. The deceased, who was a resident of Telangana, accidentally boarded a train for Kerala instead of Telangana.”
Vijayan on Tuesday expressed his inability to provide quarantine facilities for the “lakhs of people” arriving in the state and said people would have to pay for it.
He had said that his government would not be able to afford all the people.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,58,333 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday that 67,692 people have been recovered or escaped.
There are currently 86,110 active cases of COVID-19 in the country. To date, 4,531 people have lost their lives due to coronovirus.