20 test positive in the last two days
After a temporary respite, the number of COVID-19 cases in Kottayam has begun to surge with 20 people testing positive for the disease over the last two days.
Of this, 14 were confirmed of the virus contraction on Friday while the remaining six persons tested positive on Saturday. With this, the total number of active cases in Kottayam has become 111.
At the same time, 25 persons who recovered from the disease were discharged from the various hospitals during the same period. The number of persons who recovered from the district now stands at 142.
The persons diagnosed with the disease on Saturday were identified as a 54-year-old Vakatanam native who arrived from Sharjah, a 25-year-old Kurichi native from Pune, a 48-year-old Manjur native, and a 39-year-old Ettumanoor native who landed from Saudi Arabia, a 39-year-old Bharanganam native who landed from Muscat, and a 30-year-old Vellavoor native, who returned from Qatar.
Meanwhile, the persons who were discharged during the day included a 73-year-old woman who landed from Saudi Arabia, a 51-year-old Erattupetta native, and a 58-year-old Moolavattom native who was undergoing treatment at the Manjeri Medical College Hospital since June 27.
Meanwhile, authorities here have opened the first COVID treatment centre outside the hospitals at the primary health centre in Muttambalam. The facility has the capacity to accommodate 60 patients at a given point of time and steps are in place to expand the treatment facilities here for 100 more persons. As many as 12 employees, including medical doctors, have been deployed at the facility.
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