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Kerala’s finance minister Thomas Isaac tests positive for Covid-19

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Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 06: Kerala Finance Minister Dr T M Thomas Isaac tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, the first in the cabinet to contract the infection, and has been shifted to the medical college hospital here, official sources said.

His swab samples were taken as he had a minor cold and he tested positive on, they told PTI.

Thomas Isaac

He is the first minister in the cabinet to test positive for COVID-19, they said.

"All other staff have tested negative. The minister has been shifted to the medical college," the official said.

Kerala on Sunday reported its highest ever single-day spurt in COVID-19 cases with 3,082 people testing positive for the virus and 10 related fatalities, taking the total infection count in the state to 87,840.

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