Addressing the media here in Trivandrum health minister KK shailaja said no new positive Corona cases are being reported in Kerala.
” 3, 313 persons under observation in different parts of the state, 3020 in houses and 293 in hospitals. Out of the 1179 samples sent for tests, 809 returned negative and the remaining results are yet to come “, she said.
“969 persons are under observation in Pathanamthitta, among which 129 are in the high-risk category. 13 percent of persons on this bucket list are the age 60 and above. There are 60 people under observation in Kottayam, out of which 33 falls in the high-risk list. The screening system in the state has been strengthened. As more people are coming in from COVID infected places. Screenings are being done through local self-government institutions”, Shailaja added.
The minister also said it is not necessary to were mask for everyone only those having diseased symptoms and people keep contacts with them can wear the mask. Other people can use a handkerchief alternative of mask.