For the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kerala, a government medical professional has been tested positive in the state on Tuesday, confirmed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. On Tuesday, 14 more cases of the novel coronavirus in Kerala, taking the total positive cases to 109. Out of these, 105 patients are still under treatment.
Six of these cases were reported from Kasaragod, the district with the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in Kerala. Two have been reported from Kozhikode.
Out of the 14, eight of the cases were people who had returned from Dubai, 1 from Qatar and another from the United Kingdom. Three other cases were found to be primary contacts of the people who came from abroad, the Chief Minister added.
The number of persons under observation in the state rose to 72,460 on Tuesday. Among them, 71,994 are under home quarantine while 467 are isolated in hospitals. Kerala has so far tested 4,516 samples of people, out of this 3331 has returned negative. On Tuesday, 164 suspected cases have been admitted to hospitals in the state, the Chief Minister added.