Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Thursday reported 2,406 new COVID-19 cases, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He was addressing the media after a coronavirus review meeting here.
10 deaths were also confirmed in the state while 2,067 recovered from the disease, he added.
Pinarayi Vijayan added that COVID transmission was increasing in south India. Karnataka has reported over 3 lakh infections while Tamil Nadu has reported over 4 lakh cases so far. 7,000 people have succumbed to the disease, he added.
In Karnataka, 82 persons per 10 lakh people have died due to the virus. In Tamil Nadu it is 93 persons per 10 lakh people. Kerala has managed to restrict the death toll to just 8 per 10 lakh people. The CM said that even if the number of coronavirus patients increase by eightfold, the state will be able to provide treatment.