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13 Zika Virus Cases Reported in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram

New Delhi: Cases of Zika virus infection has been confirmed in Kerala, with more than 10 people being diagnosed with the viral infection.

Representational Image of makeshift hospital in Delhi (Source: ANI File)

New Delhi: Cases of Zika virus infection has been confirmed in Kerala, with more than 10 people being diagnosed with the viral infection.

According to latest developments, 13 people have been infected with Zika virus in Thiruvananthapuram so far.

This is also the first time that zika virus has been confirmed in the state.

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The viral infection was first confirmed during a test conducted by the Pune Virology Institute.

Zika virus is a disease which spread through mosquito bites. The symptoms of Zika virus is also very similar to that of Chikungunya.

Aedes mosquitos which bite during day time spread the disease.

These cases comes in during a time when the state of Kerala is also fighting the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.

On Wednesday, Kerala reported 15,600 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the overall caseload to 30,11,694. The southern state also reported 148 fatalities, taking the total number of deaths to 14,108 due to COVID-19.

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India on Thursday reported 45,892 new Covid-19 cases up from the previous day’s tally of 43,733 cases that were recorded on Wednesday, marking it the second day of increase after yesterday’s jump of 9030 cases as compared to Tuesday, which was the lowest in the last 111 days. On Thursday, the country saw an increase of 2,159 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry.

As per the Ministry of Health and Family welfare, 817 deaths down from the previous day death toll of 930 in India in the last 24 hours up.

Worryingly the recoveries have come down as well; the country reported 44,291 recoveries in the last 24 hours down from 47,240 recoveries recorded a day earlier, which were down by 2,949 cases from the previous day.

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