58 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Saturday

Kerala recorded 58 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Among the new cases 10 are from Thrissur, 9 from Palakkad, 15 from Kannur (7 Air India employees), 4 each from Kollam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, 3 from Kasaragod, 2 each from Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and 1 from Kottayam. This also include the result of the COVID-19 positive liver disease patient in Alappuzha who died on Friday.

Out of the 58, 17 had returned from abroad (Kuwait-6, UAE-6, Oman-2, Saudi Arabia-1, Qatar-1 and Italy-1). 31 had returned from other states (Maharashtra-19, Tamil Nadu-9, Telangana-1, Delhi-1 and Karnataka-1). One health worker in Palakkad and two other from Kollam and Palakkad contracted the virus through contact. Meanwhile, the test results of 10 COVID-19 patients turned negative on Saturday.

This includes 4 from Malappuram including a Palakkad native, 3 from Thrissur and 1 each from Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Kannur. There are 624 active COVID-19 cases in Kerala as of now with 575 recovered. At the same time, 5 more regions have been designated as hotspots. Manikkal in Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad municipality, Thachampara and Pattambi in the district and Madappally in Kottayam were newly added raising the total to 106 in the state.

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