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Four more test positive in Kannur, 2 cases in Kozhikode

Three of the infected in Kannur had returned from Dubai

Four more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Kannur on Thursday. According to District Collector T.V. Subhash, three of the infected were Dubai returnees.

Those tested positive included a 48-year-old Patiyam native who arrived at the Karipur airport on March 19, a 48-year-old Peralassery resident who arrived at the Kochi airport on March 20, and a 41-year-old Cheruvanchery Chirat resident who arrived at Karipur on March 19.

Another patient, a 27-year-old woman of Cheruvanchery, contracted the disease from her husband who had tested positive on April 8.

There are now 7,013 people under observation in the district, including 6,584 in home quarantine.

In Kasaragod

One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Kasaragod on Thursday. The 20-year-old man, who is a resident of Chemmanad, had returned here from Dubai.

There are now 61 COVID-19 patients in the district.

As many as 8,389 people are under observation, including 8,266 in home quarantine and 114 in hospitals.

Meanwhile, 24 people who were undergoing treatment for the disease were discharged from hospitals in the district on Thursday.

In Kozhikode

Even as the State government has proposed to include Kozhikode in the red zone where COVID-19-related restrictions will have to be continued for the time being, two more persons were tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the district on Thursday.

They belong to the family of the resident of Edachery, a senior citizen, who was found infected earlier.

One is his 39-year-old son who had come from Dubai on March 18, and the other is his 59-year-old wife. Their body fluid samples collected on April 13 had tested negative. However, those collected on April 14 tested positive.

With this, five members of the same family — the senior citizen, his wife, two sons, and another girl — are now undergoing treatment for the infection.

Soon after the senior citizen was found infected, all his family members and contacts were shifted to the Government Medical College Hospital.

The number of patients from Kozhikode has gone up to 18 now. Two persons each from Kannur and Kasaragod too were under treatment here.

Nine persons from Kozhikode and two from Kasaragod have recovered.

Right now, 12,875 persons are under surveillance here, with 1,298 completing their observation cycle on Thursday. Twenty-eight are in hospital, whild 11 were discharged on the day.

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