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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 131 new COVID cases within 24 hours on Tuesday while 75 people have recovered from the disease, Health Minister K. K. Shailaja said in an official press release.
It is for the 12th consecutive day that Kerala is recording over 100 new coronavirus cases.
Kerala confirmed a coronavirus death on Tuesday after the test result of Thiruvananthapuram native Thankappan (76) who died on June 27, came out positive.
Out of the total number of positive cases, Malappuram has the highest with 32 followed by Kollam with 26. There are 17 new cases in Palakkad, 12 in Kollam, 10 in Ernakulam, 9 in Alappuzha, 8 in Kasaragod, 5 in Thiruvananthapuram (including 1 death), 4 each in Thrissur and Kozhikode, 3 in Kottayam and 1 in Pathanamthitta.
Out of the 131 cases, 65 came from abroad. This included 25 from Kuwait, 12 from UAE, 11 from Saudi Arabia, 6 each from Oman and Qatar and 1 each from Bahrain, Moldova, Africa, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan.
Meanwhile, 46 people came from other states. This included 13 from Tamil Nadu, 10 from Maharashtra, 5 each from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, 4 from Karnataka, 2 each from Bihar and Rajasthan and 1 each from Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Arunachal Pradesh.
10 persons contracted the virus through contact. They include 4 from Malappuram, 2 each from Palakkad and Kasaragod and 1 each from Alappuzha and Kozhikode. Moreover, 9 CISF officers in Kannur have also contracted the virus.
Out of the 75 patients who recovered from the disease, 23 are from Malappuram (including 1 Thrissur native), 12 are from Thrissur, 7 each are from Ernakulam and Palakkad, 6 each are from Thiruvananthapuram (including 1 Kollam native) and Kottayam, 4 each are from Wayanad and Kasaragod while 2 each are from Idukki, Kozhikode and Kannur.
There are 2,112 active COVID cases in the state at present while 2,304 recovered from the virus. Currently 1,84,657 people are under observation in the state. Among them, 1,81,876 people are under home/institutional quarantine while 2,781 are in hospitals. 330 people were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday.
6,076 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. A total of 2,31,570 samples were sent for testing including routine, augmented, sentinel, pooled sentinel, CB NAT and TrueNat samples. The results of 3,872 samples are awaited. Also, 47,994 samples were collected as part of sentinel survey among frontline workers. Out of this, 46,346 cases tested negative.