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Saturday, 30 May 2020 3.04 PM IST

COVID-19: Kerala reports 42 positive cases on Friday; two persons test negative

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced that 42 more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in the state. This is the highest number of positive cases reported in the state ever since it reported its first coronavirus case.

Out of the newly infected persons, 12 are from Kannur, 7 are from Kasargod, 5 each are from Kozhikode and Palakkad, 4 each are from Thrissur and Malappuram, two are from Kottayam and one each are from Pathanamthitta, Wayanad and Kollam districts.

Among the 42 positive cases, 17 had returned from abroad, 21 had returned from Maharashtra and one each had returned from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. One person in Kannur contracted the disease through contact.

The Chief Minister also stated that two infected persons tested negative for the virus on Friday. At present, 216 persons are undergoing treatment for coronavirus in the state.

While 83,649 persons are kept in home quarantine or institutional quarantine, 609 people have been kept under observation in various hospitals across the state.

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