39 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala

Thirty-nine new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Kerala on Friday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

34 are from Kasaragod, two from Kannur and one each from Thrissur, Kozhikode, and Kollam. This takes the total positive cases in the state to 176, including 12 discharged patients, Vijayan said.

Vijayan said the state is fully ready to tackle whatever is going to come as 879 private hospitals with 69,434 beds are ready and 1,640 doctors who retired after 2012 are also being tapped for their services, if need arises.

"At present there are 1,01,402 people under observation at homes while 601 are in the hospitals," he said.