The districts of Malappuram and Palakkad witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with the previous recording 37 cases and the latter 29.
All however one of many 37 sufferers in Malappuram reached the district from exterior the State. While 4 individuals got here from different States, 32 got here from overseas, mentioned District Collector Ok. Gopalakrishnan. Six of them have been admitted to a hospital at Kozhikode and three at Kannur. The remaining cases have been admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital, Manjeri.
The nine-year-old boy who examined constructive for SARS-CoV-2 apparently contracted the illness from a paediatrician at Edappal. The affirmation of COVID-19 in two docs at Edappal had unfold panic waves throughout Ponnani taluk, prompting authorities to impose a triple lockdown within the taluk.
District Medical Officer Ok. Sakeena requested those that had had any contact with newly contaminated individuals to enter room quarantine at their properties. She mentioned they need to alert the Health officers about their quarantine standing. The district management cell could also be contacted at 0483 2737858, 2737857, 2733251, 2733252, 2733253.
As many as 277 individuals are presently underneath therapy in Malappuram. A complete variety of 635 individuals have beeen examined constructive within the district up to now. More than 36,000 individuals are in quarantine within the district.
Twenty-nine individuals have been examined constructive for the virus in Palakkad district on the day. While 11 sufferers had come again from the UAE, three had returned from Kuwait, three from Saudi Arabia, two from Oman, seven from Tamil Nadu and one from Hyderabad.
Two individuals within the district, together with a 13-year-old woman, have been contaminated by way of native contacts. They contracted the illness from their members of the family who returned from Tamil Nadu.
As many as 176 individuals are presently underneath therapy in Palakkad. Three individuals from the district are being handled at Manjeri, three at Ernakulam and two at Kozhikode.
The district recorded 35 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. District Collector T.V. Subhash mentioned 10 of the sufferers had arrived from overseas, 4 have been Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, 11 Defence Service Corps personnel and 10 arrived from different States.
Those who got here from overseas hail from Chittariparamba, Kurumathur, Kolacheri, Kunnothparamba, Mattanur, Sreekandapuram, Pinarayi and Keezhalur within the district. Those who returned from different States are residents of Kuttiyatoor, Alakode, Matool, Mokkeri, Kottayam Malabar and Kannur Corporation. Most of the affected CISF and DSC personnel have been in quarantine after that they had returned from exterior the State.
The whole variety of constructive cases recorded within the district up to now stands at 560. There are 22,989 individuals underneath remark.
Fourteen extra individuals have been examined constructive for SARS-CoV-2 within the district.
District Medical Officer A.V. Ramdas mentioned eight of them got here from overseas and 6 from different states. Those who arrived from overseas are residents of Ajanur, Manjeswaram, Mogralputhur, Pallikkara, Kumbala, Kasaragod and Nileswaram, whereas those that got here from different States hail from Mogralputhur, Kasaragod, Vorkady, Chemmanad and Mangalpadi.
There are 6,820 individuals underneath remark within the district.
Twenty contemporary cases of the illness have been reported within the district. It contains 4 Border Security Force (BSF) jawans on the Kainur camp. Ten individuals have recovered from the illness.
With the jawans testing constructive, institutional quarantine amenities shall be organized for the opposite BSF personnel on the Kainur camp. The district administration will organize 50 rooms with double occupancy for them. Thirty others shall be quarantined on the camp itself. There are 200 jawans on the camp. The district administration will advise the federal government to ship jawans who don’t have contact with the constructive cases again house.
A well being staff led by the District Medical Officer has been deployed to overview the scenario. District Collector S. Shanavas mentioned the scenario was underneath management.
Among the constructive cases, three have been contaminated by way of contact. The sufferers embrace a 36-year-old man of Kunnamkulam who had contact with an affected financial institution employee at Changaramkulam; a 31-year-old girl whose husband, an worker of the Thrissur Corporation, had earlier examined constructive; and a 32-year-old girl of Muriyad who had contact with an affected man who returned from Saudi Arabia. Currently, 189 sufferers are present process therapy within the district. So far, 463 cases have been reported from Thrissur. As many as 18,472 individuals are underneath remark.
Eight new cases have been reported from the district on Saturday. According to a launch by District Medical Officer V. Jayasree, the sufferers are from Vadakara, Puthuppady, Payyanakkal, Narikkuni, Azhiyoor, Eramala, Balussery, and Eramala. They had returned from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar. Three of them had been shifted to designated COVID care amenities from the airport after speedy antibody assessments performed on them turned constructive for SARS-CoV-2. Another one had exhibited COVID-19 signs from the airport. The whole variety of energetic COVID-19 cases within the district now could be 101. The variety of individuals underneath remark is 17,572, of whom 11,948 are expatriates.
Meanwhile, public transport on roads has been banned in Kundayithode, Ward 44, in Kozhikode Corporation, which has been declared a containment zone. Sale of important commodities and emergency medical care have been exempted and retailers ought to be open solely between eight a.m. and 5 p.m.
Two extra constructive cases have been reported from Wayanad on the day. The sufferers have been a 36-year-old resident of Kaniyampetta and a 29-year-old resident of Ellummannam, mentioned Health Department sources.
The Kaniyampetta resident returned from Bengaluru on June 25 and the Ellummannam affected person landed on the Kannur airport on July 2 from Dammam, sources mentioned.
They have been admitted to the District Hospital at Mananthavady and COVID-19 hospital at Anjarakandy in Kannur district respectively, the sources added.
(With inputs from Palakkad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Wayanad bureaus)