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Thiruvananthapuram:

 
Eleven new cases of coronavirus were reported in Kerala, taking the number of active cases to 87.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave this information in a Facebook post on Saturday. “Of these, seven have come from abroad, and four from within the country,” he added.

As on date, 497 persons have been cured and discharged in the state.

He said 56,362 people were under observation in homes and 619 in various hospitals at present in Kerala.

With six more hot spots registered today, the number of such areas in Kerala has risen to 22.

The Chief Minister said that so far 2,911 people have landed at four Kerala airports from abroad, 793 by three ships from the Maldives, another 1,021 by trains and 50,320 by road.

State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told the media that a 81-year-old on Saturday tested negative at state-run Medical College Hospital at Kannur after 42 days during which his condition had also worsened. The patient had undergone swab test 16 times.

Meanwhile, Kerala Police said it had registered 1,381 cases, arrested 1,525 people and confiscated 738 vehicles for violation of lockdown norm

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