Kerala lockdown
Volunteers pack food packets for migrant labourers on the third day of the lockdown announced due to coronavirus, in Kochi on Friday. Image Credit: ANI

Thiruvananthapuram: Nine more have tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, while 12 individuals have recovered, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday.

"Four cases have been reported from Kasargod, 3 from Kannur, 1 each from Kollam and Malappuram," the Chief Minister said.

"Four people who had returned from abroad and two attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi and three persons were affected from contact," he added.

1,46,686 individuals are currently under observation -- 752 of them in hospitals and the rest in homes.

Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India has climbed to 4,789, as per the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.