Of the 1530 cases, 1367 were through local transmission, while 54 were those who had returned from abroad and 80 were returnees from other states. The source of infection is unknown for 136 cases.
As per the new order issued by state police chief Lokath Behera, not more than six customers per 100 square feet will be allowed to enter supermarkets
Though precautions were taken in the initial phase of transmission, later people lowered their guard against the virus and the result was a spike in active cases, he said
It was during the medical camp held at Ongallur that 80-year-old Koran tested positive in a rapid antigen test. Three others from his family have also tested positive.
Two deaths were reported in Malappuram and one each in Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Ernakulam and Kollam districts
Kerala witnessed 1038 cases on Wednesday prompting the authorities to ponder the enforcement of a total lockdown. This was the first time that the number of COVID-19 cases touched four digits.
The All India Motor Transport Congress also warned of the dangers of truck crew becoming COVID-19 carriers since contact tracing will be virtually impossible owing to the long distances they cover
He developed fever on Monday and later became critically ill on Tuesday. He collapsed in his home and died before the arrival of the ambulance to the nearby hospital.
After his death, his swab samples were tested and confirmed that he had been infected with COVID-19
After returning from Dubai, Manoj was under home quarantine at Puthur. On Tuesday morning, he was found dead at his house.
These are among the additional regulations of Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020 notified by the government.