26 more positive Covid-19 tests in Kerala, total active cases 64

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The prime minister said Thursday that 26 new cases had been reported in the state, bringing the total number of active cases to 64.

Of the 26 new cases, seven came from abroad and seven from the country, Vijayan told the media here.

This is what we are going to face from now on. But we are confident that we will be able to combat it using our strengths. Wearing masks, social distancing: everything will have to be followed seriously. Make sure all unnecessary travel is avoided, he said, adding that regardless of whether or not the national blockade continues in the southern state, we always have to be aware of the coronavirus (danger) and behave.

To date, 560 people have tested positive in Kerala, of which 64 are active cases.

Up to 36,362 people are under observation in the homes, while 548 are in various hospitals. There are 15 hotspot areas in the state.