First of its kind, kitten test Covid-19 positive in South Korea

Meanwhile, the positivity rate of Kerala is 12.48 per cent, while the national average is 1.9 per cent
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In the first case of such kind, a kitten tested positive for the Coronavirus in South Korea. According to reports, the infected kitten was found at a religious facility in the southeastern city of Jinju in South Gyeongsang Province and it tested Covid-19 positive on Thursday.

Reportedly, it was during a most recent tracking process following a mass outbreak, the health authorities found that a pet has tested Covid positive, the first of its kind.

Earlier this month, around 29 people who visited the religious facility tested positive. In the following tracking process, the officials found that a mother and daughter who were staying at the facility were raising three cats--- including mother and two kittens--- there. One of the two kittens is infected with the Covid-19.

The Health officials suspect that the pet got the infection from the mother and daughter who tested positive. However, it is very rare that viruses get transmitted to pets from humans.

Meanwhile, India recorded the lowest number of fatalities related to Coronavirus with just 131 more deaths being recorded, said the Health Ministry today. However, the number of cases reporting in Kerala is doubling day by day. The positivity rate of Kerala is 12.48 per cent, while the national average is 1.9 per cent. Also, the state government confirms that even though the positivity rate is high, the hospitals are not under pressure as only around 15 per cent of ventilators and 49 per cent of intensive care units are occupied.

On Sunday, Kerala has reported 6,036 new Covid-19 cases and none of the UK returnees tested positive in the last 24 hours.

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