Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 16: Seven new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Kerala on Thursday, while the test results of 27 patients under treatment came as negative, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday.
"Kerala has so far reported a total of 394 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus infection and 147 patients are still under treatment in different hospitals across the State," the Chief Minister said while addressing a press conference at the Government Secretariat.
"Keeping the recent trend, the number of people under surveillance in the State has come down to 88,855. Of these, 88,332 are observation in their homes and 523 are isolated at hospitals. On today itself, 108 persons were admitted to hospitals. 17,400 samples from people with symptoms have been sent so far for testing and 16,489 samples have tested negative with no infection," he added. Out of the 7 fresh cases' of today's, four persons from Kannur district, two in Kozhikode district and one in Kasargod district.
Among the new cases, five are people who have returned from abroad and two are cases of local transmission. Meanwhile, the test results of 27 patients under treatment in hospitals came as negative - 24 patients from Kasargod district, and one each in Ernakulam, Malappuram and Kannur districts. (UNI)