Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 16: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said only one case of the COVID-19 was reported in the State on Wednesday while the test results of seven patients under treatment came as negative.
Till date, there have been a total of 383 confirmed cases of Coronavirus infection in Kerala and 167 patients are currently under treatment in various hospitals across the State, the Chief Minister told a press conference this evening.
"The lone case from Kannur district has got the infection through primary contact. Four patients from Kasargod district, two from Kozhikode district and one from Kollam district are those who have recovered from Covid-19 and tested negative," he added.
He said "264 of the confirmed cases were people who had come to Kerala from outside the State and from abroad, eight were foreign nationals and 114 were cases of local transmission."
"The number of people under surveillance in the State has further come down to 97,464. Of these, 96,942 are isolated at their homes and 522 are in the isolation wards in hospitals. 86 persons were hospitalised today," he added.
So far, 16,472 samples from people with symptoms have been sent for testing and 16,002 samples have tested negative with no infection, he said. (UNI)