Kerala reports highest single day spike of 211 COVID-19 cases tally nearing 5000 mark

   Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (PTI): Kerala's COVID-19<br>tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state<br>recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and<br>recoveries touching 201 on Friday.<br>     Of the positive cases, 138 had come from abroad and39<br>from other states and 27 were infected through contact, Chief<br>Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters.<br>     Six Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel<br>and a policeman on duty at the Secretariat here are among<br>those infected today.<br>         Those who tested positive at Alappuzha on Friday<br>include 11 members of a family and a pregnant woman.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  This is the first time that the per day cases has<br>touched the 200 mark and the numbers of those infected through<br>contact has also gone up substantially.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  The total Covid cases in the state has touched<br>4,964 and those under treatment 2,098 while 2,839 have<br>recovered so far.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  As per the district wise infection tally,<br>Malappuram recorded 35 cases, Kollam 23, Alappuzha and<br>Thrissur 21 each, Kannur 18, Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram<br>17 each, Palakkad, Kottayam and Kozhikode 14 each, Kasaragod<br>and Pathnamthitta seven each and Wayanad one.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    At least 201 people, who were infected, have<br>recovered today.<br>         The highest recovery was reported from Palakkad 68<br>and Pathnamthitta 29.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Over 1.77 lakh people are under observation.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  According to the chief minister, 1,74,117 are in<br>home/institutional quarantine and 2,894 in hospitals,<br>including 378 admitted today.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  The government has ramped up testing with 7,306<br>samples tested in the lst 24 hours.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So far 2.53 lakh samples have been sent for testing.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The chief minister also said there were reports of<br>some unfortunate incidents of homes of those in quarantine<br>being attacked.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  He also referred to an incident when a young<br>woman from Kottayam, who had come from Bengaluru along with<br>her two children aged four and seven, after completing her<br>mandatory 14 days quarantine, was not allowed inside her<br>parental and husband's home fearing the virus and she was<br>forced to spend at least eight hours on the road.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;   Malappuram has the highest number of COVID-19<br>cases at 248, Kannur 226 and Kollam 204.PTI UD BN<br>WELCOME   <br> BN<br>WELCOME

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