India, July 13 -- The number of people affected with the Zika virus in Kerala reached 21 after two more cases were confirmed on Tuesday. Both the cases are from Thiruvananthapuram suburbs, state health minister Veena George said.

"Two more people in the state have been diagnosed with the Zika virus. A 35-year-old resident of Poonthura and a 41-year-old resident of Sasthamangalam. With this, 21 Zika virus cases are confirmed in the state," said George.

The first case surfaced on Wednesday last week when a 24-year-old pregnant woman from Parasala in Thiruvananthapuram district tested positive for Zika virus. Two days later, 14 more people were added to the list.

On July 12 (Monday), a 73-year-old woman tested positive for Zika virus. On ...