Mumbai: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that Kerala registered 623 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 9,553.
Addressing the media, the Chief Minister said of the new cases, 432 cases were reported from local contacts.
“District wise details of new positive cases are 157 from Thiruvananthapuram district, 74 in Kasaragod district, 72 in Ernakulam district, 64 in Pathanamthitta and Kozhikode districts, 55 in Idukki district, 35 in Kannur district, 25 in Kottayam district, 20 in Alappuzha district, 20. 19 from Palakkad district, 18 in Malappuram district, 11 from Kollam district, five in Thrissur district, and four from Wayanad district, ”said CM.
The Chief Minister further said that 16,444 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
“Today there are 16 new hotspots, while nine places are excluded from the list. Kerala currently has 234 hotspots,” he said.
“The situation is still under control, even though super proliferation has occurred and clusters have formed in some places. It is a matter of concern that the numbers have increased. We should use more restrictions to stop the spread. All. We should cooperate and we should cooperate. He said that the community should be able to restrict proliferation without moving to the next stage. At the same time, steps are being taken to enhance testing capabilities.”