Kerala records 2,846 new Covid cases, 2,576 recoveries on Wednesday


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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 2,846 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, informed the health department in a press release.

The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam-526, Thiruvananthapuram-507, Kozhikode-348, Kottayam-332, Thrissur-185, Pathanamthitta-179, Kollam-141, Kannur-136, Alappuzha-128, Idukki-100, Malappuram-91, Wayanad-69, Kasaragod-53 and Palakkad-51.

A total of 69,852 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The local bodies have been categorised based on the weekly infection population ratio (WIPR). WIPR is above 10 in 6 wards of 5 local self-government bodies. The test positivity rate was jumped to 4.08 percent.

1,12,284 people are currently under observation in the state. Out of this, 1,08,593 people are under home/institutional quarantine and 3,691 people are in hospitals. 447 people were taken to hospitals on Wednesday.

Among the 20,456 active Covid cases reported, only 10.6 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals/field hospitals.

Along with 12 new COVID deaths, the health department also reported 199 deaths that are newly certified as Covid-19 deaths based on the revised rules. With this, the death toll climbed to 47,277 in the state.

20 of the new COVID patients were returned from outside the state. 2,678 people contracted the virus through contact. The infection source of 121 patients remains unidentified. 27 health workers also tested positive for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, 2,576 recoveries were also reported in the state. 51,73,656 people were recovered from the disease so far.

The district-wise statistics of recoveries: Thiruvananthapuram-634, Kollam-115, Pathanamthitta-144, Alappuzha-103, Kottayam-121, Idukki-157, Ernakulam-402, Thrissur-169, Palakkad-135, Malappuram-106, Kozhikode-260, Wayanad-19, Kannur-161 and Kasaragod-50.

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