Wayanad A village in Wayanad district of Kerala has emerged as a major ' hotspot ' (area most affected by infection) of the corona virus where a total of 199 people have been found infected so far. In this village, eight members of the first two families were infected with the infected corona virus. In Vallad ward of Tavinhal panchayat, 169 persons were found infected till Thursday and 30 more were found infected on Friday, raising the total number of infected people to 199, officials said. The administration had earlier this week started a comprehensive screening to identify people exposed to the infected. Sources in the health department said, "The panchayat has been made a prohibited area since Monday and we hope it will help prevent further spread of the infection."
A total of 310 cases of covid-19 have been reported in Wayanad district so far and 2,753 people are under surveillance. It started with the infection of seven members of two families who were related. Members of these families attended the funeral of a relative last week who died recently in Kozhikode Medical College Hospital from a Kovid-19 infection. Along with this, another family member who was involved in a marriage last week was also found infected. This increased the number of infected in Vallad to eight. Health officials then launched a rapid antigen test in the area to locate the people who came into contact with them and 83 were found infected on Tuesday and Wednesday. Out of 1,310 new cases of Kovid-19 which appeared in the state on Friday, 124 cases came out in Wayanad.