COVID-19: 11 new cases in Kerala; total 127 cases

COVID-19: 11 new cases in Kerala; total 127 cases

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Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 23: Kerala reported 11 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, while one was cured of the disease, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said this evening.

"Till date, 437 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Kerala and 127 patients are presently under treatment in different hospitals across the State," the Chief Minister said while addressing a press conference at the Government Secretariat. "Out of 11 new cases, seven are from Kannur district, two in Kasargod district, and one each from Kottayam and Malappuram districts. Five of them have come back from overseas and three have got the infection through primary contact. One person is a health worker and two are house surgeons at Kozhikode Medical College who had travelled to Kerala by train," he added.

Meanwhile, one patient from Palakkad district was cured of the disease as the rest result came negative. Continuing the trend in the past few days, the total number of people under surveillance in the State has come down to 29,150. Out of these, 28,804 persons are under observation at their homes and 346 are quarantined in hospitals. 95 persons were hospitalised today. A total of 20,821 samples have been sent for testing so far and 19,998 samples have been confirmed with no infection. (UNI)