Third positive case of Coronavirus reported in Kerala

Third positive case of Coronavirus reported in Kerala

Agency News

Alappuzha, Feb 2: A third positive case of novel Coronavirus was reported in Kasargod, the norther district of Kerala on Monday.

Earlier two cases have been reported from Alappuzha and Thrissur districts of Kerala. The patient is in isolation in the hospital, is stable & being closely monitored.

Following the report, the Health Department called an urgent meeting of the concerned officials. Till date, 181 isolation wards -- 96 in various Government Medical Colleges and 85 in private hospitals -- were set up in Kerala following the emergency situation that has emerged with the reporting of a Coronavirus incident in Thrissur earlier in the state. As many as 1,148 doctors and 973 para medical staff were given special training to deal the emergency situation.

Ten ambulances were pressed into service to bring people coming from China through various airports in the state. The total number of people under observation rose to 1,793 on Saturday from 1,471 on Friday. The condition of the girl tested positive to the coronavirus in the Medical College Hospital in Thrissur is stable, sources said. (UNI)