Kozhikode reports 174 fresh COVID-19 cases

Flower sellers are trying their best to cash in on the seasonal trade but buyers are minimal with the restricted mode of Onam celebrations due to the COVID-19 restrictions. A scene from Kozhikode on Friday.   | Photo Credit: K. Ragesh

The total number of COVID-19 patients under treatment touched 1,821 in Kozhikode district with the Health Department confirming the viral infection in 174 more persons on Friday. Of the newly confirmed cases, 140 contracted the virus through local transmission. The source of infection of 16 persons could not be traced.

Within the Kozhikode Corporation limits alone, 54 new cases of local transmission were reported. Vadakara and Koduvally reported the highest number of 19 and 17 new cases respectively in the Kozhikode rural area.

The district also reported 106 recoveries on Friday.

As many as 468 more persons were added to the list of people in home quarantine.

Health Department officials said they collected 6,591 more samples and sent them for lab tests on Friday. “Results of 3,164 samples are expected soon,” they said.

The functioning of Rapid Response Teams and other ward-level monitoring committees have been stepped up in some villages and coastal areas where the Health Department has noticed a spike in the number of new cases. Containment regulations will be implemented very strictly in such areas with the support of the police.

In Thrissur

As many as 189 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Thrissur on Friday. The district also reported 110 recoveries. Of the total cases reported on Friday, 178 contracted the infection through local transmission. The source of infection of 23 persons remains unknown. There were 43 cases from the spinning mill cluster, Vazhani. Two health workers were also tested positive.

In Kasaragod

As many as 157 more persons tested positive for the virus in Kasaragod on Friday.

Of those tested positive, 142 contracted the disease through contact.

In Kannur

A total of 135 COVID-19 cases were reported in Kannur. Of this, 113 were local transmission cases. Seven health workers were also infected.

In Wayanad

A total of 19 persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Wayanad on Friday. Among them, 13 were infected through contact. There are 245 active cases in the district. As many as 3,783 persons are under observation.

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