Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 39 fresh cases of coronavirus on Friday, taking the total number of people under treatment to 164, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
Of the 39 cases, 34 are from the worst affected northernmost district of Kasaragod, he told reporters after a COVID-19 review meeting here.
From Kannur two cases were reported and one each from Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kollam, he said.
A total of 1,10,299 people are under surveillence and 616 are in isolation wards of various hospitals, he said.
The newly reported patients have contacted many others. He also said that the travel route map of a patient in Idukki is embarrassing and that the patient had travelled from Kasargode to Thiruvananthapuram.
Chief Minister also criticised the Karnataka government for blocking the border with Kerala by piling up sand. However, he said that, the Karnataka government has agreed to solve the issue and will remove the sand soon.
Approval of Drugs Controller is required to use medicine against Covid 19 from Cuba, he added.