Wayanad: Coronavirus rampaging across the country has touched a 11-month-old baby who tested positive for the infection in Wayanad on Monday. The infant is said to have contracted the infection from his grandfather who is a truck driver and had tested positive earlier. The mother of the baby however tested negative. New cluster of coronavirus positive cases after a period of inactivity has caused panic among the locals.

With this infant, the count of positive cases in Wayanad district has increased to 8. These cases are the contacts of a truck driver who had recently returned from Koyambedu Market in Tamil Nadu, which is one of the largest vegetable markets in Asia. Every primary and secondary contact of the truck driver have been traced and put under quarantine.

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There are 1,855 people under observation in the district. Out of these 1839 are under home quarantine. On Monday, six people were admitted to the district hospital.

Meanwhile, another area in Wayanad was added to the hotspots list. Nenmeni Panchayat is now the latest hotspot due to the spread of the disease through the Koyambedu returnee truck driver. The area has been sealed off and the panchayats adjoining Nenmeni are also under strict vigil by the district administration to avoid further spread of coronavirus.