Kozhikode sees 215 new COVID-19 cases

Police and health workers shift a street dweller, who was found in a weak state, to a hospital in Kozhikode on Wednesday for COVID-19 test.   | Photo Credit: K. Ragesh

As many as 215 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Kozhikode on Wednesday. Of them, 192 were local transmission cases. The district also recorded 150 recoveries.

Thamarasseri has been newly included in the list of COVID clusters in the district. So far, 55 people have been tested positive here. Nadapuram and Chaliyam have been removed from the cluster list. Olavanna, Vellayil, Mukhadar, Chekyad, Chorode, Kuttichira, Vadakara, Thiruvallur, and Valiyangadi are the other clusters in the district.

District Medical Officer V. Jayasree pointed out that 22 of the total 26 persons who died of COVID-19 in the district were above 50 years of age and that a large section of them were suffering from either cancer, renal problems or cardiac ailments. She called for giving special care to the elderly, critically-ill persons and children in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the district.

In Malappuram

A total of 352 persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Malappuram district on Wednesday, and 339 of them were found to have contracted the virus through local contacts. The source of infection could not be traced in 22 cases, including that of seven health workers.

In Thrissur

As many as 204 persons contracted COVID-19 in Thrissur on Wednesday. Among them, 192 were infected through local contacts. The source of infection of 25 persons could not be traced. Among the infected were 11 health workers. The district also reported 100 recoveries. There are now 1,183 active cases. As many as 8,555 people are under observation.

In Palakkad

In Palakkad district, 86 persons tested positive on Wednesday. As many as 52 of them contracted the disease through local contacts. There were 66 recoveries.

In Kannur

As many as 128 more persons tested positive in Kannur. Of this, 109 contracted the disease through contact.

In Kasaragod

Kasaragod saw 101 people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday. Of the total cases, 90 people contracted the disease through contact. There are now 5,430 people under observation.

In Wayanad

As many as 30 persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Wayanad on Wednesday. Among them, 22 contracted the virus through local transmission.

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