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COVID-19: Challenging situation in Kerala

Friday, June 5, 2020 • Malayalam Comments

COVID-19: Challenging situation in Kerala

On Friday, Kerala recorded it's the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases in the state with 111 people tested positive. This is the first time the number of positive COVID cases crossed 100 on a single day. Addressing the media in the state capital, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan termed the situation in Kerala as "challenging."

With this single day spike, the total number of confirmed cases in the state rose to 1,699. Of the newly infected persons, 50 had returned from abroad and 48 had returned from other states, and 10 people contracted the disease through contact the CM added. Three health workers also tested positive for the virus on Friday.

Meanwhile, 22 infected patients tested negative for the virus on Friday and 973 people are undergoing treatment in various districts. With this, the number of hotspots in the state has increased to 128, said the CM.

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