Thiruvananthapuram, May 13: Minister for Health, Smt K K Shailaja has informed that ten new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kerala today. The infection was detected in three persons from Malappuram district, two each in Wayanad and Palakkad districts, and one each from Kottayam, Kannur and Kozhikode districts. Four of them have recently come back from abroad, two have returned from Chennai and four have got infected through local contact. This includes two police personnel also. One truck driver who came from Chennai to Wayanad has so far infected ten persons.
Meanwhile, one patient in Kollam district under treatment for Coronavirus has tested negative today. So fare 490 patients have recovered from this infection and currently 41 patients are under treatment in different hospitals in the State.
34,447 persons are presently under surveillance in different districts across the State. Of these, 33,953 are quarantined at their homes and 494 are isolated at hospitals. 168 persons were hospitalised today.
So far, 39,380 samples have been sent for testing and 38,509 samples have been confirmed with no infection. As part of sentinel surveillance, 4,268 samples were collected from people in the high-risk group – healthcare workers, migrant labourers and those with higher public exposure, and tested. Out of these, 4,065 samples have tested negative.
No new hotspot was declared today and presently, there are 34 hotspots in Kerala now.