Kerala records highest single-day spike with 42 new cases

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Kerala records highest single-day spike with 42 new cases

May 22, 2020 23:25 IST

Kerala on Friday recorded its highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases, with 42 people testing positive for the coronavirus, while two tested negative. Out of the 42 new cases, 21 had returned from Maharashtra while one each had returned from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh; 17 had returned from other countries. With the flow of people into Kerala from abroad and other states seeing a steady increase, the state government has made temporary appointments of around 6,700 healthcare staff to tackle the contagion.

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