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Saturday, 06 June 2020 7.38 AM IST

Government identifies seven districts in Kerala as COVID-19 'hotspots': More observation necessary, says CM Vijayan

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Seven districts in the state have been identified as hotspots for COVID-19, CM Pinarayi Vijayan told the media here. The districts are Kasaragod, Kannur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram.

As these seven districts are the most affected by the virus, it calls for more observation. There are 286 reported coronavirus positive cases in the state including the 21 on Thursday. Of the 21 new cases, 8 were reported from Kasargod, 5 from Idukki, 2 from Kollam and one each from Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thrissur, Kannur, and Kozhikode.

Two persons who had attended the Nizamuddin congregation in Delhi has tested positive for coronavirus, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said during the press meet. At present, 256 people are undergoing treatment for coronavirus in various hospitals across the state. 1,65,934 people are kept under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,65,291 are under home quarantine while 643 are admitted to various hospitals. The CM also urged the public not to socially boycott the families of coronavirus patients. He also added that he had demanded the PM to ensure that the supply of essential goods to the state.

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