Staff Reporter

Palakkad: 1,293 persons were admitted to different hospitals in the district on Monday with fever and suspected chikungunya.

These include 14 cases of suspected chikungunya reported on Monday.

Seven people were admitted from Pudur, four from Peruvembu, two from Edathara, and one from Pirayiri.

The 1,279 cases of general fever reported were from across the district.

The Health department authorities here said they could not confirm the cases of chikungunya as they had not yet received the test results of the blood samples sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, New Delhi.

Officials said they were yet to get the kit to conduct blood tests of the suspected chikungunya cases.