Tuesday, August 4, 2020
News

Kerala reports record 211 corona cases

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that 211 more coronavirus cases -- the highest ever registered in a single day -- were recorded in the southern state.

"Of the new cases, 138 are returnees from abroad, 39 returness from within the country, 27 local infectees, six CISF personnel, and one air cabin crew," said Vijayan.

"... besides cities, villages are also now reporting positive patients. So far, 4,961 cases were detected, including 2,098 positive cases at present. As many as 1,77,011 persons are in isolation, including 2,894 in various hospitals," the Chief Minister said.

Vijayan expressed concern over social discrimination against corona patients.

"In Kottayam, we had a case wherein a family who arrived from Bengaluru was looked down upon by even other family members, not to mention others. They had undergone isolation, but were still not able to get back to their own house. No one should view people put in isolation as untouchables. It will not be accepted, and it is against our culture."

Vijayan said that there are now 130 corona hotspots in the state.

"With the corona numbers going up, more restrictions will be in place. Entry to the state Secretariat will be restricted, so would the case be with other government offices. Work from home also would have to continue," added Vijayan.

He said that schoolchildren numbering around 25 lakh in the state will be given food kits shortly.

--IANS sg/tsb

( 244 Words)

2020-07-03-19:16:04 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE HEALTH NEWS
Nabanna remains closed for complete sani...
Outsourced worker tests Covid positive i...
Kerala Police given more powers to preve...
Ancient part of immune system may underp...
19 people in Bengaluru IISc test Covid p...
Banks to function with 50% staff in Odis...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
DGCI nod for Apheresis machine to extrac...
Chennai man attempts to break Guinness W...
Steady improvement in Karnataka's COVID ...
Tripura CM undergoes COVID-19 test after...
Do not allow IPL in Dubai, CAIT urges Sh...
12 more arrested in Punjab hooch case...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Overnight rain leads to waterloggin... 
With 561 more fatalities, coronavir... 
H1-B visa should be used for top hi... 
Trump says he can issue executive o... 
Delhi govt bans use of Hookah in pu... 
Aircraft on AMU campus appears on O... 
Overnight showers lead to waterlogg... 
AP ties up with three FMCG majors t...