Kerala has reported no new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day, while 34 patients are currently undergoing treatment, and 61 people have been discharged.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that so far as many as 499 people in the state had been infected with coronavirus which has claimed three lives, including a four-month baby girl from Malappuram.
At least 21,724 people are under observation, including 372 individuals in various hospitals, the Chief Minister added. Over 33,000 samples have been tested and 32,315 were concluded as negative. Kerala has also reported no new hotspots in the state, as on May 4, 2020. The COVID-19 curve has also flattened, according to him.
#COVID19 Update | May 4
Well, the curve has flattened.
No new cases.
Active cases down at 34.
📍No new hotspots
👥21,724 under observation
🧪 33,010 samples tested; 32,315 -ve
🔎 2431 samples covered in sentinel surveillance pic.twitter.com/fxmJuXOPjo
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) May 4, 2020
Over 80 Keralites have succumbed to the infection in various countries. Additionally, over one lakh Keralites have registered on the NORKA (Non-resident Keralites Affairs) portal for returning to the home state. The Chief Minister added that around 28,000 people have applied for the pass and 5,470 passes have been distributed. By Monday (May 4) noon, 515 people have entered the state through various checkposts.
Around 13,818 migrant workers have also gone to their respective home states in the last two days through the Shramik Special trains arranged across various states of the country.
India has detected a total of 42,836 active COVID-19 cases so far, while 1,389 people have succumbed to the infection.
(with inputs from agencies)