Coronavirus | Kozhikode sees 404 more positive cases

Devotees coming out of the Pattalappalli at Mananchira in Kozhikode after offering Friday prayers in compliance with the COVID-19 protocol.   | Photo Credit: K. Ragesh

The district recorded 404 COVID-19 cases on Friday, of which 368 were of local transmission of the infection.

District Medical Officer V. Jayasree said 12 of the new patients had come from foreign countries recently while nine had come from other States. The source of infection in 15 cases is unknown. With this, the total number of COVID-19 patients in the district has risen to 3,479.

As many as 348 people were cured of the infection and discharged from various treatment centres in the district on Friday, while 1,068 people have been placed under observation.

Meanwhile, the Kozhikode district administration, District Medical Office and National Health Mission have come up with a set of guidelines for asymptomatic patients opting for home isolation.

Those in home isolation should be ready for room quarantine and should have a caretaker who is to follow the COVID-19 protocol strictly. The health workers in the region will monitor the person regularly and ensure that the house selected for home isolation has vehicle, telephone, internet and other basic facilities. Visitors shall not be allowed in such houses under any circumstances. The patients should have a balanced diet and drink lots of water, besides updating health workers regularly about their health status.

In Kannur

In Kannur, 330 more people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Friday. Of the infected, 281 contracted the virus after coming into contact with COVID-19 patients, while one person arrived from abroad and 24 arrived from other States. Twenty-four others are health workers. With this, the number of patients in the district has risen to 7,344.

In Kasaragod

In Kasaragod, 145 people tested positive for the virus on Friday. Of them, 130 were infected through contact, while five arrived from other States and 10 from abroad. As many as 121 people undergoing treatment tested negative on Friday.

In Thrissur

In Thrissur, 326 COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday. Of the cases, 319 people were infected through contact. The source of infection for five persons is not known.

While there are 2,553 people undergoing treatment in various hospitals, 142 people were discharged on Friday. As many as 10,029 people are under observation in homes.

In Wayanad

A total of 68 people tested positive in Wayanad on Friday. Of them, 62 were infected through contact, while four came from other States and two from abroad. The district recorded 79 recoveries on Friday. There are 3,082 persons under observation.

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

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