82 new Covid cases in Erankulam, 77 infected through local transmission

Meanwhile, as many as 29 persons recovered from the illness and got discharged.

Published: 08th August 2020 04:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2020 04:25 AM   |  A+A-

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Volunteers check the body temperature of customers entering Ernakulam's Broadway market. (Photo | Albin Mathew, EPS)

By Express News Service

KOCHI: Erankulam district on Friday reported 82 new Covid cases. Of these, 77  got infected through local transmission while five persons had arrived from other  states. After a dip in the Covid positive cases for nearly a week, Chellanam cluster saw a spike in positive cases with nine positive cases being reported on Friday. Meanwhile, the rising Covid cases in Fort Kochi and Mattanchery — 14  and  11 , respectively — continue to raise alarm bells.

Other cases reported, include five  from Thevara, six  from Nellikuzhi and four healthcare workers. The healthcare workers, include  a 37-year-old ASHA worker from Vallarpadam,  a 27-year-old Ernakulam native working in Karuvelipady Government Hospital,  a 55-year- old Aluva native working at the Ernakulam General Hospital and 31-year-old Udayamperoor native employed at a private hospital in Ernakulam.

Meanwhile, as many as 29 persons recovered from the illness and got discharged. With this,  1,198 people are undergoing treatment for Covid in the district.


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