COVID-19: Kerala registers its biggest single-day rise, CM says lockdown may be imposed again

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said a complete lockdown could be imposed in the state again as over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported for the first time on Wednesday.

“The situation is serious and the government is considering whether a complete lockdown should be imposed,” Vijayan told media.

The state registered its biggest single-day rise of 1,038 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday. Of this, 785 contracted the disease through contact. The source of infection of 57 of them are unknown.

Of these, 226 cases were reported from the state capital district Thiruvananthapuram.

267 health workers have tested positive for coronavirus in the state so far.

With this, the total number of coronavirus recorded from Kerala rose to 15,032. There are 8,818 active patients in the state.