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Sunday, 12 July 2020 12.39 PM IST

COVID-19: 57 test positive in Kerala on Monday; 18 recoveries

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday informed that 57 more persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kerala. Out of the 57 persons, 55 had recently returned to the state, he said after the coronavirus review meet in Thiruvananthapuram.

Kasargod and Malappuram accounted for 14 cases each, Thrissur 9, Kollam 5, Pathanamthitta 4, Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam 3 each, Alappuzha and Palakkad 2 each while Idukki reported one case. Meanwhile, 18 patients tested negative for the virus on Monday.

While 27 persons returned from abroad, 28 persons returned from other states. Two persons including an Air India staff and a health worker contracted the disease through contact. At present, 708 persons are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the state. The CM added that 1,38,397 persons are in home or institutional quarantine and 1246 are in hospitals.

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