Three more positive cases were reported from Idukki, which falls in the 'Red zone', taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the high range district of Kerala to 17 on Tuesday.
A very popular tourism destination, Idukki, bordering Tamil Nadu, witnessed a spike in positive cases from April 26 when six patients were detected infected with the virus on a single day,taking the total cases to 10.
On Monday, there were four more cases and 3 on Tuesday.
Power Minister M.M Mani chaired a high-level meeting of the officials in the district and said the lockdown protocol will be implemented in a stringent manner in Idukki.
Idukki collector H. Dineshan told that they were expecting more cases in the coming days as results of around 300 samples of close contacts are awaited.
With cases from Kottayam and Idukki rising in the past two days, the government had included the two districts in the 'Red zone'.
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