376 fresh COVID-19 cases in Kozhikode

Fresh COVID-19 cases saw a decline in Kozhikode on Monday, reportedly owing to lesser number of tests across the State, when 376 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 here. Four deaths were reported from the Government Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, on Sunday and Monday.

According to a medical bulletin, while an 80-year-old woman from Koothali, a 75-year-old man from Orkkatteri, and a 66-year-old man from Orkkatteri, all in Kozhikode district, died on Sunday, a 66-year-old man from Velam in the district passed away on Monday.

According to the District Medical Officer, 318 of the fresh cases were due to local transmission. The source was unknown in 24 cases. Among those who returned from other States and tested positive for the virus, are 14 migrant labourers in Nadapuram. With 419 people recovering from the infection, the number of active cases came down to 3,825.

Among the cases through local transmission, 172 are from within the Kozhikode Corporation limits, including five health workers. There are 29 such cases in Nadapuram.

In Malappuram

Malappuram saw more number of recoveries than fresh cases on Monday. While 349 people tested positive for the virus, 489 recovered.

As many as 300 of the fresh cases were of local transmission. The source of infection in 36 cases could not be traced. Among the new cases are six health workers. While four of the newly infected came from other States, three came from abroad.

District officials said there were 3,391 active cases in the district, and nearly 35,000 people were quarantined.

In Palakkad

In Palakkad, 167 people tested positive for the virus on Monday, and there were 171 recoveries. As many as 128 of the new patients were found to have been infected through local contacts. While seven came from other States, three came from abroad. The source of infection could not be traced in 29 cases. There are 2,203 active cases in Palakkad.

The CPI(M) district committee office here was closed on Monday after party district secretary C.K. Rajendran tested positive for the virus. Officials said all those who had interacted with Mr. Rajendran in the last several days should go into self-isolation.

In Wayanad

A total of 18 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Wayanad on Monday, taking the total number of active cases to 630. Of them, 13 people were infected through contact. Two persons returned from abroad and three came back from other States. As many as 46 people recovered.

The district has so far reported 2,634 cases. Of the cases, 1,999 people have recovered from the disease.

In Thrissur

A total of 183 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Thrissur on Monday. According to an official release, 179 of them contracted the disease through contact. A total of 8,867 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the district so far. While 2,852 people are undergoing treatment for the disease in various hospitals in the district, 140 people were discharged. There are 9,717 people in home quarantine.

In Kannur

In Kannur, a total of 314 people tested positive on Monday. Of the total, 257 people contracted the disease through contact, while six came from abroad, 26 from other States and 25 are health workers. Thirty-nine people recovered. There are currently 15,210 people under observation in the district.

In Kasaragod

As many as 110 people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Kasaragod on Monday. Of them, 102 were infected through contact, while three arrived from other States and five from abroad. District Medical Officer A.V Ramdas said 177 people were found to be negative on Monday. The total number of people under observation in the district has reached 4,850.

(With inputs from Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad, Thrissur, Kannur and Kasaragod bureaus)

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