Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 : Kerala reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, while 27 patients are under treatment in different hospitals in the State, Health Minister Ms K K Shailaja Teacher said. In a press release here, the Minister said "As many as 27,986 persons are presently under surveillance across the State.
Of these, 27,545 are quarantined at their homes and 441 isolated at hospitals." Stating that no patient under treatment for Coronavirus tested negative today, she said 157 persons were hospitalised today. "Till yesterday, 1,307 persons have come back from abroad. Out of these, 650 have been quarantined at their homes, 641 at Covid Care Centres and 16 in hospitals. There are 229 pregnant women on this list." "Out of seven new positive cases, four persons are from Kasargod district and one each from Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad districts.
Four of them have returned from Maharashtra, one each from Chennai and Kuwait, and one have got the infection through local contact," she said. So far, 37,858 samples have been sent for testing and 37,098 samples have been confirmed with no infection.
As part of sentinel surveillance, 3,842 samples were collected from people in the high-risk group - healthcare workers, migrant labourers and those with higher public contacts, and tested. Out of these, 3,791 samples have tested negative. One place in Wayanad district was declared as a hotspot on Monday and now, there are 34 hotspots in Kerala now, she added. (UNI)