With the last patients leaving for home after testing negative on Sunday, Kasaragod district recorded 100 percent recovery as all 178 patients were treated successfully.
As per reports, Kasaragod, once a COVID-19 hotspot in Kerala, now has zero cases and not a single person died due to the infection.
On Feb 3, the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Kasaragod. The patient had returned from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China. District authorities swung into action and with their continious efforts, the patient recovered on February 16.
By March 24, Kasaragod had reported just six coronavirus cases. However, the district soon became Kerala’s epicentre of the outbreak with the arrival of travellers from the Middle East.
Days before the lockdown, all hotspots in Kasaragod district were sealed. From March 17, the entry of vehicles from neighbouring districts was stopped.
A before “Janata curfew” was observed, authorities imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in the district and were allowed to come out only for six hours a day from 11 am to 5 pm, for buying essential commodities. All this helped authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus.
While central guidelines mandated 14 or 28 days quarantine for those with foreign travel history or suspected exposure, all those who returned to Kasaragod after February 20 were placed in home isolation till April 14.