Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that 12 new coronavirus positive cases have been confirmed in Kerala.
Out of the 12 positive cases confirmed on Thursday, 4 are from Kannur, 4 from Kasaragod, 2 from Malappuram while one each from Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts.
One among them had travelled to Kerala from abroad while remaining 11 got infected through contact.
Meanwhile, 8 foreigners who were undergoing treatment have been cured of the disease, CM said.
At the other hand, 13 persons tested negative on Thursday. 6 were from Ernakulam, 3 from Kannur while 2 people each from Idukki and Malappuram districts.
As on Thursday, 1,36,195 persons are under observation in the state. Among this 1,35,472 are at houses and 723 in hospitals. On Thursday alone,153 persons were admitted to hospitals.
The government will be expanding the test facilities and four new labs will be set up in the next four days, said CM Vijayan. Accordingly one lab for each district will be made available.